The anger of the Yellow West, the rise in fuel taxes will not continue next year. The Elysee has just announced that it will be discontinued in 2019 simply and without regard for the incumbent Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who is in favor of a six-month moratorium.
However, the Elysée is trying to round off the angles and states that this decision was made jointly by the President and the Prime Minister. "The President and the Prime Minister have expressed a desire to abolish the increase in the CO2 tax foreseen in Budget 2019. The citizens and parliamentary debate in the coming weeks and months will have to find the solutions and funding to answer that question the ecological transition, solutions that preserve the purchasing power of our fellow citizens ", designated the presidency of the republic. Minister of Ecological Transition, François de Rugy, yesterday stated on the BFM TV set that this decision was made to show the Frenchman that this will not be the case "Dirty trick",
Will this turn placate the wrath of the Yellow West who want to demonstrate again this Saturday? Nothing is certain, since the requirements of this movement are no longer limited to the abolition of fuel taxes.
The government planned to apply for January 1, 2019, a further increase by three cents on gasoline and six cents on diesel fuel. He therefore abandons his original plan, but says nothing that he will eventually consider raising fuel taxes on the table …