The Government will subsidize gasoline and diesel with 20 cents per liter for all drivers

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After agreeing on the measure for carriers, which has been reason enough to call off the strike for some of the calling associations (not so for the first one that mobilized the strikes), the Government announces that the discount of 20 cents/liter in gasoline and diesel it will be extended to all citizens.


The announcement has arrived during cycle “Opportunity Generation”organized by Europa Press and McKinsey, in the words of Pedro Sánchez himself, one day before the measures that have been taken to lower the price of fuel for carriers are published by Royal Decree-Law.

The formula to apply will be the same as for transport professionals, the State will assume 15 cents/liter at each refueling and the remaining five cents (“at least”, according to Sánchez) will be assumed by the service stations.

At the moment, no further details of the measure are known, which will have to be approved by the Congress of Deputies by a simple majority. The Government has invited the Popular Party, the main opposition party, to join the agreement.

Same way as France

The reduction in the price of fuel will last as long as the energy and price crisis derived from the Ukraine War is considered to last. In this sense, no further details have been offered, but we do know that the measures to be applied to carriers will come into force this friday april 1 and will be extended, for the time being, until June 30.

The measure applied comes after the opposition claimed urgent measures to deal with price escalation fuel and transport strike. Countries such as France, Portugal or Ireland, among other European countries, had already made similar decisions, although with different approaches.

In the Spanish case, the same approach is chosen as in France. Government assume part of the price end of fuels, but taxes on them are not touched. In the Gallic country this measure lowers the final price by 15 cents / liter and nothing has been said about service stations having to comply with part of the bonus.

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Portugal, Poland or Ireland have opted for reductions in their taxes. In the neighboring country the discount is up to 40 cents/litersuspending the increase in the Carbon Tax until June 30 and maintaining the reduction in the Tax on Petroleum Products. Poland has reduced VAT of fuels from 23% to 8%.

In France these latest decisions have been considered “anti-ecological measures”which is why this partial reduction on the final price of fuel has been preferred, the same decision that the Government of Spain will take if it manages to get the vote forward.

After agreeing on the measure for carriers, which has been reason enough to call off the strike for some of…

After agreeing on the measure for carriers, which has been reason enough to call off the strike for some of…

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