New laws and changes in France: December 2019

It now costs more to buy a carnet of Métro tickets

Recent changes in French laws and daily life range from more expensive Paris Metro tickets to a new way to access healthcare for those on low incomes and veggie meals in schools

1: Cost of cigarettes

The price of a packet of cigarettes has risen from €8.80 to €9.30 so a hike of 50 centimes per packet. As part of a strategy to cut smoking, the price is set to rise by another 50 centimes in April.

2: Veggie meals

School canteens must offer at least one vegetarian menu per week. Greenpeace France says the new law is good for the environment and for children’s health.

3: Gas prices

The gas price for households on Engie’s ...

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