Food tests do not date from today. Emanuel Macron already mentioned this aid system last year. During his last presidential campaign, measures aimed at improving the purchasing power of poor families were repeatedly mentioned. Despite this, the French did not know exactly what food testing was, for whom it was, and above all, how much it was. Government spokeswoman Olivia Gregoire spoke on the issue. We will tell you everything in this article.
Purchasing power bill
One thing you should know, food vouchers are part of a bill aimed at improving purchasing power. So, nothing is certain for the moment about its implementation. Everything will actually be decided in the cabinet on July 6, where the bill will be voted on.
The outcome is even more uncertain as the ruling party does not have an absolute majority in parliament. As a reminder, the 2022 Assembly elections were full of surprises With Jean-Luc Mélenchon already seeing himself as prime minister, Emmanuel Macron was confident of gaining a majority in the National Assembly.
Food vouchers of € 100 plus € 50 per child to 9 million families since the beginning of the school year https://t.co/6InAAeeTtN
– NextPlz (NextPlz_fr) June 29, 2022
To everyone’s surprise, it was Marine Le Pen’s Resemblance National that shone. The former National Front has 89 elected deputies. This makes the party the first opponent of power. Suffice it to say that in such a configuration, Emanuel Macron must have the agreement of the opposition parties to select his legislative proposals, including the food test.
9 million beneficiaries
Elizabeth Bourne had already given details about the food test, but some questions remained unanswered. Recently, Olivia Gregoire completed them during a trip to La Chapelle-sur-Erdre. A government spokesman revealed the exact amount of aid, the number of people in France concerned and another measure that completes the aid.
“We want to provide an emergency food allowance of 100 euros per family and 50 euros per child for 9 million people, and we are working to test more quality food to access organic, fresh and local products,” said Olivia Gregory.
This is the news that can bring a smile to the face of the most humble family. As we have said, some decisions have not been made yet.
# Inflation: An “emergency food test” of 100 euros for nine million families
100 euros per family and 50 euros per child This aid will benefit 9 million poor families in France https://t.co/IbWiiCbkn8
– The Tribune (@TheTribune) June 29, 2022
Will food verification be selected?
The main theme of the 2022 presidential election was purchasing power For good reason, the French did not have so few So the initiative to propose this bill from 2021 is Emanuel Macron.
Yet, LREM deputies have failed to achieve an absolute majority in parliament. What about food vouchers? Will it see the light of day? We will know that in the cabinet on July 7.
For her part, the Olivia Gregoire government and the 9 million French people who will benefit from it have not failed to underline the importance of this bill. Here is what the government spokesman said:
“We have already committed 25 billion euros since October for this assistance to the French and we will keep the same amount next month. A
Good news for # Purchasing power: # Olivia Gregoire Make sure that a # FoodVoucher € 100, plus € 50 per child, 9 9 million will be provided to low-income families as emergency food assistance. https://t.co/tcztWCVSVZ
– Thierry de Cabarrus (ctcabarrus) June 29, 2022
An instrument to deal with inflation
He added that the government was “hoping to install a specific device for heavy riders at the beginning of the school year who are forced to go to work with their cars”. Which means that the food test will only begin.
Olivia Gregoire admits, “When inflation is accelerating, we should not troll on these issues and we hope that the opposition will follow us”, Olivia Gregoire admits.
Despite the high inflation in France, the government spokesman was optimistic about the future. Here is what he said:
“We are moving to the top of inflation. The good news is that it should go down then, probably towards the end of the year and the beginning of next year. A
Keep in mind that the state has several cards in hand to fight inflation. Moreover, recently, the government announced that a discount of 18 cents on fuel prices would be extended by the end of August. Note that the action was taken on April 1.