Algeria’s Energy Price Subsidies: Policy Conundrum And Political Dilemma
I have just returned from Algiers where, after a brief Eid al-Fitr break, people have started to come to terms with yet another embarrassing revelation: the proliferation of cross-border smuggling of petroleum products. Their indignation was bluntly echoed by the Minister of Energy, Youcef Yousfi, who was reported to have said: “Fuel smuggling is gangrene...
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