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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 : 2011-09-13

The sick banks of Greece

The economic crisis dominates Tuesday's French newspapers - the papers ask if Greece should just default, if there's anything the French banks can do to stop their shares collapsing, and if the British banking reforms have the solution.

Liberation says Greece must still be supported by its Eurozone peers  - and takes a look at the employees of the beleaguered French banks struggling to keep up their morale as the stocks plummet.

La Croix is less sympathetic to bankers - it calls for them to take some civic responsibility.

And le Parisien says if Greece defaults, it could cost France 40 billion euros.

By Elena CASAS

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