French tax on non-resident EU national's secondary homes ruled illegal

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European Court of Justice ruling makes France liable to reimburse 'social charge' applied to capital gains from sale or rental income.

French court throws out law fining arbitrary factory closures

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The Constitutional Court ruled invalid a law that set high fines on companies which shut plants before trying all options to keep them open.

French court overturns ban on GM corn crops

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The Council of State rejected the legal basis for a government ban on growing Monsanto's GM corn which has been in force since March 2012.

French Constitutional Council quashes 75% top-earner tax

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Ruling means socialist government must re-think the terms of its new 75% top income tax rate, currently applicable to individuals rather than households.