energy costs

Macron urges French to save energy

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French president calls for a sharp 10% reduction in the country’s energy use in coming months to avoid risk of rationing and cuts this winter.

French government to give lower income earners 100-euro payment

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The French goverrnment is to make a 100-euro payment to all those in earning a net monthly income of no more than 2,000 euros, representing around 38 million people, in a move prompted by soaring energy costs and, argue some observers, the threat of mass discontent six months before presidential and legislative elections.