French disgruntled with EU tax policy

French disgruntled with EU tax policy

VAT wrangles said to have infuriated French officials

France wants the EU to hand back some of its powers on tax policy, the FT
reported today.

The French are said to be disgruntled with the EU’s handling of tax policy,
specifically in relation to the wrangle over reduced VAT rates last month.

French officials want to review policy under a discussion of ‘subsidiarity’,
the EU principle that policy decisions should be devolved to the lowest possible
level.

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