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Climate protection : Eco-and social - must be no contrast

If families in France, gathering about Christmas again, then it can be a social and cultural balancing act. High earners in large cities, and who are committed to the Good in General and climate in Particular, are called in France, contemptuously as "Bobos". The supposed Philistine, the drives, for example, still its a Diesel, gets in the neighbouring country, the label "Beauf" around his neck. In some families, Bobos "and" Beaufs "sit" together under the Christmas tree, and you can consider if you want to talk about politics or not. Because continues to be a question of France cleaves To save more of the climate or the Yellow jackets?

Since President Emmanuel Macron suspended due to the protest of the yellow West, the controversial Eco-tax for one year, defused the conflict. The climate protection, the environmental tax should benefit, in the eyes of the President only once a lower priority than the social peace. Macron, whose tax policy is loaded in the first 18 months of his term, the low-income earners over charge, due to the rebellion of the yellow West itself – and in the meantime, with additional payments for minimum wage recipients and tax breaks for pensioners downstream controls. That must be when it comes to climate protection, is also an important lesson for all who are engaged in the diesel crisis in Germany.

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In France the question of the political priorities, exacerbated by the fact that there over a Million people have signed two different Online petitions: one for more purchasing power, for more climate protection. But there need be no contradiction. Tax policy remains an important lever when it comes to climate protection. And so how harmful to the climate, short trips have become by plane to the layer of cross-phenomenon, so would an EU-wide kerosene tax also, some of the consumers are changing behavior.

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