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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-07-16

At last, some good news for Sarkozy

While the controversy surrounding alleged illegal political donations by France’s wealthiest woman Liliane Bettencourt continues to gather steam, Sarkozy can breathe a sigh of relief. There is good news elsewhere as both Le Figaro and Le Monde speak positively of the transparency of the Elysée’s accounts in their editorials today. Sarkozy introduced transparency measures for the Elysée’s budget when elected in 2007 and vast improvements have been made, papers say. FRIDAY, 16th JULY 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Figaro: Public accounts committee notes improvements in management of Elysée’s budget
 
Le Monde: Today’s editorial lauds Sarkozy’s transparency measures in Elysée’s budget
 
Le Monde: The paper’s London correspondent takes a look at the London Evening Standard newspaper and it’s improving fortunes since becoming a free publication.
 
Le Parisien: Four arrests in investigation into tax evasion by Liliane Bettencourt
 
Le Parisien: Labour Minister Eric Woerth may be questioned in tax evasion probe
 
Mediapart: The online news source that broke the story of alleged illegal donations to Nicolas Sarkozy’s Presidential campaign provides further testimonies which bolster Mediapart’s claims.
 

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