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Fresh Off His Mishandling Of Anti-Carbon Tax Riots, Macron Plans ANOTHER Tax

France is pushing the European Union to adopt a new tax on big tech companies, but, if unsuccessful, is willing to implement the tax itself, the Financial Times reports. “We will do it at a national level in 2019, we will tax the digital giants if European states do not take responsibility,” French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said according ...

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Students Join Anti-Macron Protests By Lighting Fires And Turning Over Cars

French students are flipping over cars, looting shops and setting buildings on fire after joining protests and riots across the country over a proposed carbon tax, according to ABC News. French President Emmanuel Macron temporarily suspended the carbon tax proposal Tuesday. The “yellow vest” protesters, named after the neon yellow vests they wear, called off talks with Macron’s administration Monday citing “security concerns” after ...

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Here’s The Woman Who Launched A Movement Against Macron’s Climate Taxes

The mass movement against French President Emmanuel Macron’s move to increase gas taxes was started by one person who wanted to hold the government accountable for making life tough on everyday citizens. France’s steep taxes on diesel fuel and other forms of carbon is making life miserable for those who rely on vehicles for work, according to Priscillia Ludosky, a ...

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France Suspends Climate Tax Following Weeks Of Anti-Macron Protests

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the government is suspending a controversial gas tax that roiled the country in widespread violence and chaos. The government proposed a slew of new carbon taxes designed to wean consumers off fossil fuels and transfer to electric cars. But the price hikes triggered a wave of unrest unseen in recent decades. Tuesday’s announcement represents ...

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French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Scrap Talks With Macron

French “yellow vest” protesters cut off talks with the French government Monday after a weekend of renewed protests and riots, German news service Deutsche Welle reports. Representatives of the protesters were scheduled to meet with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Tuesday but backed out of the talks over “security reasons.” Fellow “yellow vests,” named after the bright yellow traffic vests ...

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Macron Cuts Short Climate Summit Trip as France Melts Down Over High Gas Taxes

French President Emmanuel Macron made his way back to France Sunday as protesters turn the streets of Paris upside down over sky high gas taxes designed to fight global warming. Officials are considering declaring a state of emergency to deal with the unrest. Macron returned from his trip in Argentina to chaos in the streets as so-called “yellow jacket” demonstrators ...

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