French PM kills the picnic tax

French Prime Minister François Fillon killed the picnic tax yesterday. Pity. Apparently Fillon and President Nicholas Sarkozy were concerned that Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo was getting carried away, announcing too many “green taxes” and provoking undue anxiety among the parliamentary majority. RTL reports that the PM met Borloo and his deputy, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet yesterday to bring them into line.

via RTL

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2 responses to “French PM kills the picnic tax

  1. What a bummer! I guess the picnic tax was too good to be true. Makes you think that the government is pretty lily-livered if it has to go to such lengths to cancel a tax on something that should be so trivial. What, they were worried all the citizens would be MASSING in the streets to protect all that cheap throw-away stuff?? Who wants lovely champagne in a ratty plastic cup, anyway?

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