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Macron has suspended tax hikes on gasoline and diesel for the full year 2019

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The confirmed Elyséekreise of the German Press Agency. Actually, the increase in the ecotax should come into force at the turn of the year.

Under the impact of the violent protests of the „Yellow West“, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had already announced on Tuesday to suspend the increase initially for six months. No tax is worth „to endanger the unity of the nation,“ Philippe said.

Macron called for political and union forces and employers after the heavy riots over the weekend to spread a „clear and explicit call to rest“. At the weekend, new riots in the French capital Paris are feared. A spokesman for the protest movement „Yellow West“ told TV station BFMTV on Tuesday that it should continue to be demonstrated as long as there was no real change.

-After the heavy riots on the weekend, France’s President Macron makes concessions to the „Yellow West“.

-So the tax increases on gasoline and diesel for the entire year 2019 should be suspended.

-For several weeks followers of the „Yellow West“ have been demonstrating throughout the country.

Peasant union announces protests

For several weeks followers of the „Yellow West“ have been demonstrating throughout the country. According to Prime Minister Philippe four people were killed, hundreds were injured. On Saturday there had been serious riots in Paris with many injuries and an estimated loss of millions.

In addition, the farmers now want to go on the road. The largest farmer union FNSEA announced demonstrations in various locations throughout the coming week.

Union leader Christiane Lambert complained in a conversation with the news agency AFP a „farmers bashing“ by the government and excessive financial burdens. Farmers felt „humiliated“ by the government’s crackdown on the weed killer glyphosate, which is blamed for cancer, said Lambert.