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French president to propose suspension of VAT tax on fuel

President Nicolas Sarkozy reached out to the common folk Tuesday with a visit to butchers and cheesemakers at France’s largest wholesale market, before proposing on the radio that fuel taxes be cut across Europe amid growing economic discontent. With the day’s events Sarkozy reprised his role as a hands-on “omnipresident” who eschews France’s stuffy presidential traditions — a role that has marked his first year in office, which began with a burst of hope and ended with plunging popularity ratings. Full Story

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