French Minister Urges Carbon Tax Accord, Voting Changes

Law360, Helsinki (September 13, 2019, 2:45 PM EDT) -- The French finance minister on Friday urged his European counterparts to show citizens that politicians can act on a key issue by making progress on carbon taxation and further stressed the importance of adopting qualified majority voting for tax changes.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wants the EU to end its unanimous voting rule for tax changes. (AP) In remarks to journalists, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said it is imperative for the European Union to shift to a form of majority voting on tax so that changes desired by citizens can more easily be made. Le Maire was speaking on...

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