The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire declared Wednesday, June 8, that the amount of assistance for the most modest households in order to combat inflation would be "defined this summer" and added that there is no proposal for a food stamp "that does not hold the road" at the moment.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne declared Tuesday that an inflation allowance would go to all children, and be paid at the beginning of each school year. She indicated that she was still contemplating a food voucher that would be more focused on organic and quality products.
The aid will be paid at the beginning of the school year, and the amount will be determined this summer. The minister stated that although we have not yet defined the parameters, he felt it fair to focus the aid on the poorest households and those who have the most difficulty eating. .
Bruno Le Maire continued, "I am open to looking at all the suggestions but they just have to hold up. It's to say that they can immediately be used by French men or women.
He stated that "targeting French agricultural products is our greatest difficulty."
On Wednesday evening, Elisabeth Borne, France 3 Prime Minister, stated that "it's not an financial subject". She was referring to "technical topics", specifically around "means to pay" or "targeting the right products."
She said, "To date, we haven't succeeded in making this project [...] operational, but we will continue to work and really want to succeed on that subject",
"Giving public money for food products made outside France to be paid for, and that goes to French producers, that doesn’t interest me very much. This logic ensures that French producers can still eat well, and that compatriots can eat well. Bruno Le Maire added that we haven't solved the problem today.
We cannot accept that, in a major economic power, there are families who can't feed their children properly. It is unacceptable. He said that it was his responsibility to ensure that every Frenchman has enough food.