German Government, Media Oppose French Fuel Tax Cut; German Drivers Back It

The Socialists cut a tax in a way that doesn't please some Germans


France's Socialist government has come under a broadside of criticism in Germany for artificially lowering the cost of petrol and diesel at the pump.

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici announced Tuesday that the government and oil firms had agreed to split the burden of a six-euro-cent cut per litre for petrol and diesel over the next three months.