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Latest update : 2010-03-18

Should brothels be re-opened in France?

In today’s French papers we look at the debate surrounding the legalization of brothels in France and the continuing coverage of the UMP party’s poor score in the first round of regional elections. We also look at Google’s dispute with China and the health benefits of snail slime! THURSDAY, 18th MARCH, 2010

NOTE: There was no international press review today due to live news coverage of George Papadreou's speech to the European Parliament's Special Comittee on the financial, economic and social crisis in Greece.
 
FRENCH PRESS REVIEW: According to a poll in today’s Le Parisien/ Aujourd’hui en France, 59% of French people are in favour of legalizing brothels in France. They were made illegal in 1946. Chantal Brunel, an MP for the UMP party, says that re-introducing brothels would protect prostitutes from street violence. “While we’re waiting for the ideal world, we need to put a system in place which provides the greatest protection,” she added.
 
A working group is to submit a report to the Interior Minister on the matter on 25th March.
 
The paper also spoke to a woman who runs a brothel in Geneva, Switzerland where brothels are legal. “The girls here aren’t living at the mercy of a pimp,” she told Libération.
 
Other stories in today’s French papers:
 
Libération: Google versus China
 
Libération: How Sarkozy lost his voters
 
L’Humanité: Editorial comparing UMP election results to Battle of Berezina
 
Libération: The health benefits of snail slime!

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