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France’s Macron mulls food stamps to help poor households cope with Ukraine war fallout – Metro US

France’s Macron mulls food stamps to help poor households cope with Ukraine war fallout

FILE PHOTO: France’s President Emmanuel Macron meets with Finland’s President
FILE PHOTO: France’s President Emmanuel Macron meets with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron, currently campaigning for re-election, on Tuesday said he was considering giving special cheques to poor households to compensate for increased food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The war between the two countries, two of the world’s top crop producers, paired with a surge in energy prices will lead to a global food crisis, Macron told France Bleu radio.

(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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