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Germany’s federal and state governments will discuss lowering a tax on electricity as an alternative way to keep power prices from rising – but Chancellor Angela Merkel is sceptical whether the country’s 2014 budget can afford such a measure, her spokesman said.

Merkel will discuss power tax cut

Germany’s federal and state governments will discuss lowering a tax on electricity as an alternative way to keep power prices from rising – but Chancellor Angela Merkel is sceptical whether the country’s 2014 budget can afford such a measure, her spokesman said.

Germany’s federal and state governments will discuss lowering a tax on electricity as an alternative way to keep power prices from rising – but Chancellor Angela Merkel is sceptical whether the country’s 2014 budget can afford such a measure, her spokesman said.