French government unveils details of carbon tax

The agriculture and fisheries sectors in France will be partially exempted from a carbon tax that will be introduced next year. These sectors would still have to pay the tax, but they would get most of their money back.

The announcement was made on Wednesday as French economy and finance ministers Christine Lagarde and Eric Woerth unveiled the government's budget proposal for 2010. The proposal foresees the introduction of a CO2 tax in January, confirming a plan outlined earlier this month.

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