France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

France will impose green tax up to €18 on plane tickets from 2020. The move aims to fund less-polluting transportation projects.

A similar tax was introduced in Sweden in April 2018, which imposed an added charge of up to €40 on every ticket in a bid to lessen the impact of air travel on the climate.

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  • President of France: Emmanuel Macron; Capital: Paris; Currency: Euro, CFP Franc.

Source: The Hindu

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