Germany questions appointment of French deficit commissioner

Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici’s appointment as the European Union’s top budget watchdog drew criticism in Germany and a reminder by the government for France to curb its fiscal deficit.

In a deeply humiliating blow for France’s Socialist government, … Read the rest

Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici’s appointment as the European Union’s top budget watchdog drew criticism in Germany and a reminder by the government for France to curb its fiscal deficit.

In a deeply humiliating blow for France’s Socialist government, … Read the rest

French in 17th-century red bonnets destroy ecotax radars

The French government scrambled Tuesday to contain anger over a proposed environmental tax as protesters continued to destroy radars set up to help collect the levy, in a revolt that shows no sign of abating.

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