What You Missed in March

The end of diesel? Debate around car industry (March 3) French ministers are debating raising taxes on diesel.  The 18 cent difference between a liter of gas and diesel—and World Health Organization reports about the carcinogenic effects of diesel—have deterred the government from wanting to continue support of the industry.  The projected 7 billion euro […]

Hollande Concedes that France Will Not Reach 3% Deficit Target

Following the European Commission’s economic estimates last month regarding Europe’s economies, François Hollande has announced that France will officially miss its goal to reduce the deficit to 3% from the current 4.5% for the 2013 fiscal year.  This is a particularly rough blow to Hollande, who centered his election campaign on the promise to reach […]