#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – Nov.13 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told senior officials of the ruling coalition that he may dissolve the Lower House for a snap election before the end of the year, the Asahi Shimbun reported.
The move is being considered after postponing a proposed consumption tax hike in October 2015 for 18 months. The proposed date for the snap election is December 14, while December 21 could be the second option.
The general election will be the first since the December 2012 poll, in which the LDP returned to power with a landslide victory.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have opted for early election, a senior official within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party told the media, Jiji news agency reported.
“It looks like Shinzo Abe has finally made up his mind and it’s fair to consider that he decided to go to the people,” Tadamori Oshima asid, according to a former deputy chief of the party.
Sankei newspaper revealed reports on Wednesday that Abe was considering calling a general election for December and postponing tax increases.
#AceWorldNews says President Francois Hollande said Thursday that France would not continue to accept the tax optimisation strategies used by multinational Internet giants like Google.
“This is not acceptable,” he told journalists, adding that he would discuss making a “tax harmonisation effort” with US President Barack Obama when the two meet in Washington next week.
His comments follow reports that France is seeking one billion euros ($1.36 billion) in tax from Google.
Some of the world’s biggest junk food companies are being paid millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to develop healthier products.Chef Chris, says as more people like “Jamie Olivier” and others try to get us to eat healthier and not so much junk! Our government is providing money to junk food companies to develop healthier products! Sounds really good when you say it like that! So what is the real story and why is the beleaguered taxpayer being made to pay! The reason is looking after their own under the latest ” Cash for Contracts” supporting companies ,that if they had any intention to provide healthy foods, would have done so before this time!So l say eat healthily and do not let companies you associate with junk food, force you to eat theirs?
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Thank you, Chris [Chef]
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