France

Belgium Welcomes Those Fleeing French Taxes

A 75 percent tax rate on high-income earners has prompted an exodus of wealthy Frenchmen

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The Belgian Foreign Minister has given carte blanche to anyone planning to follow in Gerard Depardieu's footsteps and move to Belgium in an attempt to escape higher French taxes.

"If other French people want to come to Belgium, I'm not at all opposed," Didier Reynders said in an interview with Le Figaro. 

He emphasized that France shouldn't be blaming Belgium if some residents, one of the leading lights of national cinema among them, are leaving the country.