Survival of “Green Tax” May Prove an Uphill Battle

France’s promised “green tax” will not place an additional burden on the French public, Environment Minister Philippe Martin announced on August 22. Although virtually no specific details have been made public, Martin assured French citizens—many of them weary of their country’s already high taxes—that the new tax would not place an additional squeeze on consumers. […]

French Government ordered by court to rethink ban on Mercedes-Benz vehicles

The manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars has found itself in the middle of a legal battle with the French government after the environmental ministry stopped registering cars whose air-conditioning coolant does not comply with the European Union’s regulations. The scandal erupted when Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, became the third German firm to reject the refrigerant called HFO-1234yf, a […]