French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) is surrounded by junior minister for Transport and Maritime Economy Frederic Cuvillier (L) and Agriculture, Food Processing Industry and Forests Minister ... more 
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) is surrounded by junior minister for Transport and Maritime Economy Frederic Cuvillier (L) and Agriculture, Food Processing Industry and Forests Minister Stephane Le Foll as he delivers a statement after meeting lawmakers, trade unionists, farm leaders and employers from the western region, hit by a series of food industry plant closures, at the Hotel Matignon offices in Paris, October 29, 2013. Ayrault announced on Tuesday the suspension of a planned environmental tax on trucks after protests in the western Britanny region, in the latest setback for the Socialist government's tax policies. at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By PHILIPPE WOJAZER / REUTERS
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 8:24 AM EDT