French Finance Minister
- Le Maire speaks on Europe 1 radio
- Finance minister says he would favor a system of subsidies to protect poorer households from rising prices, similar to announced for
- “I’m much more in favor of a fuel check than a tax cut”
- Cutting tax on fuel by 1 euro cent would cost the state 500 million euro ($579 million)
- Tax cuts also support consumption of fossil fuels, Le Maire says
- Says higher energy prices can hurt economic growth ...