The French Senate is debating a proposed eco-tax rise on fuel and its impacts on purchasing power, in Paris on Thursday, December 6.

The debate takes place as ‘Yellow Vests’ protests continue across the country, despite a postponement for six months of the fuel-tax hike on Tuesday, December 4.

The 'Yellow Vests' protests were called in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement of fuel tax hikes but have since evolved into an expression of general anger at high costs of living, poverty and inequality in France.

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