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Latest update : 2010-08-04

Eric Woerth’s woes worsen

Libération leads this morning with more damaging revelations about the French Labour Minister. The paper says he helped the family of a deceased famous sculptor, César, to reduce their inheritance tax bill by €27 million, this when Woerth was Budget Minister in 2008. This and other stories in today’s French press review: WEDNESDAY, 4th AUGUST 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Libération: In 2008 when Eric Woerth was Budget Minister, he intervened to reduce an inheritance tax bill for the family of sculptor César, the left-leaning daily alleges.
 
Le Figaro: Are we headed for a massive increase in crimes committed by old-age pensioners?
 
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