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France to introduce 'eco-tax' on flights out of France

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France to introduce 'eco-tax' on flights out of France
FILE PHOTO: French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne leaves after the first cabinet meeting after the summer break, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo   -   Copyright  Charles Platiau(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – France will introduce an eco-tax on airlines flying out of France, which is expected to raise around 180 million euros (£161.8 million) from 2020, transport minister Elisabeth Borne said on Tuesday.

“We have decided to put in place an eco-tax on all flights from France,” Borne said during a news conference, adding that the funds will finance daily transport in France.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetierr; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Geert De Clercq)

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