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France to give citizens €100 payment to cope with rising energy prices

Posted On: 8 Dec 2021   |   Posted By: Politico

PARIS - The French government will give a €100 payment to citizens earning less than €2,000 per month after tax to help them deal with rising energy and fuel prices, the prime minister announced Thursday evening.
“We are opting for a kind of inflation-indemnity of €100... which will be paid to French people - it's a sort of a middle class-indemnity,” Jean Castex told TV station TF1.
The announcement comes as national EU leaders discuss the energy price crisis in Brussels this week. The topic of fuel prices is particularly sensitive in France, and helped spark the anti-government Yellow Jackets protests in 2018.
An estimated 38 million people will benefit from this money, including both independent and salaried workers, as well as farmers, the unemployed and pensioners, Castex said.
He added that the payments would be sent automatically either through paychecks or social security bodies, and that the full details of the measure will be released in the coming days. Most of the aid including for salaried...

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