What to expect today from the French government's revised carbon tax plan? The first one came to a sorry end last December, shot down by the Constitutional Council. The court ruled that the plan contained too many exemptions for France's top polluters and would leave households having to shoulder too high a share of the new tax.
Marc Perelman interviews Gérard Courtois, editorial director of Le Monde; Philip Turle, journalist at Radio France Internationale; Alberto Romagnoli, RAI TV correspondent in Paris; and Benjamin Lancar, president of the UMP’s Youth Movement.
French senators have rejected an amendment that would have forced the catering industry to bring value-added tax (VAT), currently standing at a discount rate of 5.5 percent, back to the standard rate of 19.6 percent.