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France is synonymous bread and pastries. In particular, the croissant and the baguette spring to mind. The latter is currently pressure. Increasing costs are forcing many bakers to close their bakeries or raise baguette prices. Soaring energy costs and wheat supply issues caused the Ukraine War are making life financially untenable many the baguette-making industry. One baker, Julien Pedussel, 36, expressed his fears his livelihood. He may have to raise his baguette prices from one to four euros. He told reporters: "I cannot pay an electricity bill 12,000 euros a turnover of 20,000 euros." He is concerned that big supermarkets are still selling baguettes less than a euro.

The humble baguette is the United Nations List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Baguette prices are such concern that France's President Macron has intervened. He recently described the bread as being "250 grams magic and perfection". France's Ministry for the Economy has initiated an "electricity damper". This will allow bakers to limit how much their electricity bills rise. The ministry said: "Aid bakers has been reinforced and eligible bakeries can benefit it." Consumers are facing tough choices. One lamented: "I won't pay three euros because it's double the price. Maybe, sometimes I would because there is no equivalent to a baguette." She added she might have to start baking them herself.

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