France tightens the belt: austerity programme rebuffed by Left

25th August 2011, Comments 0 comments Soft drinks to have health prevention tax, like alcohol and tobacco PARIS, FRANCE - The 2012 presidential election in France has fresh economic fodder for its debates, with the Left moving quickly to criticize the country’s new austerity plan. Prime Minister Franois Fillon Wednesday 24 August unveiled details of the belt-tightening programme, which aims to [...]

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