Latest update: 13/09/2012
- Belgium - France - François Hollande - French economy - tax evasion - Tax havens - taxes
France: Is it a crime to be rich?
Is being rich an achievement or a burden? In any case, it is a matter of heated debate these days in France. With the Socialist government planning to hit those earning over 1 million euros a year with a 75% tax rate, coupled with news that France's richest man has asked for Belgian citizenship, the left and the right have been at loggerheads over the issue.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
- Mark Deen, Journalist, Bloomberg News.