Merkel will discuss power tax cut

The Greens are putting electoral heat on Chancellor Merkel, pictured, on energy issues.

Merkel with ministers Altmaier, centre, and Rösler

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.

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