The government is mobilizing. The Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, receives, on Tuesday, September 19, representatives of the main distribution brands, after the announcement of the authorization of the sale of fuels at a loss “December 1 for a period of six months”. Faced with the fears of small independent service stations, the executive promised a “support plan”which will include in particular “the establishment of compensatory measures”said the Mobilians union on Monday night, after an emergency meeting with the government. Follow our live broadcast.
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“Serious” compensation is expected. Compensation for independent stations must be “seriously, not to please”Francis Pousse, national president of the “Fuel Distributors and New Energies” section of the Mobilians union, which represents 5,800 service stations, excluding supermarkets, warned on franceinfo on Monday evening. “If we settle for a few cents, it is not possible”he warned.
Oppositions unfavorable to selling at a loss. The leader of the LR deputies, Olivier Marleix, denounced, on Tuesday, in franceinfo “doodle politics”. The RN group in the Assembly is also not in favor of this measure, according to its vice-president, Sébastien Chenu. For the “rebel” deputy Eric Coquerel, the measure will cause “a disruption that benefits mass distribution”. Marine Tondelier, national secretary of the EELV, asks “The government taxes people like Total” and finance “fuel checks to those who need it most”.