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PARIS (Reuters), – French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday that a block on household gasoline prices will be lifted until 2022. Low-income households will also receive an ‘inflation bonus’ of 100 euro per month in order to reduce the effects of rising energy costs.

Castex, a Castex interviewer on TF1 television stated “We believe this price increase is temporary. But we cannot allow it to hamper the recovery.”

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