France calls for EU tax on aviation and shipping fuel

The French government has lent its weight to a call for a European levy on fuels used by airlines and ship operators, with finance minister Bruno Le Maire describing the tax exemption as 'ludicrous'

by Robert Hodgson
People: Bruno Le Maire, French minister for economic affairs, finance and industry at a Eurogroup meeting February 2019 (Image: European Union)
People: Bruno Le Maire, French minister for economic affairs, finance and industry at a Eurogroup meeting February 2019 (Image: European Union)

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