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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 : 2012-01-10

Ooh! Aah! Cantona!

Eric Cantona steps in. The Manchester United football legend wants to join the French presidential election campaign, not to get the top job but to urge the main candidates to address France's housing problem. Unemployment, too, makes the front pages following the liquidation of cross-Channel ferry company SeaFrance. That's the focus for this look at the French press, Tuesday 10th January 2012.

Eric Cantona is on the front page of Libération. The former Manchester United star is “looking for 500 signatures” so he can join the French presidential campaign and bring attention to France’s housing problem.

Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui-en-France has a survey giving Socialist Party candidate François Hollande 28% of voting intentions in April’s first round, and Nicolas Sarkozy 24%.

That paper also looks at the liquidation of SeaFrance, the cross-channel ferry company, with jobs a key issue in the campaign.

Le Monde looks at the SeaFrance story, too, in a piece entitled: “Trade Unionism adrift” ... “un syndicalisme a la derive”. It asks if a local branch of the CFDT union is the reason SeaFrance has sunk.

Le Figaro looks at the fears of women wearing breast implants made by PIP, a now-defunct company in the south of France.

And L'Equipe leads on Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi who has won the Ballon D'Or for the third year in a row.




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