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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-01-19

The summit of hypocrisy

The French papers aren't terribly impressed with yesterday's special summit on fighting unemployment - saying the unpopular social VAT won't help. The numerous corruption investigations being faced by people close to Nicolas Sarkozy are also back in the media spotlight.

The business paper La Tribune says Sarkozy has tried to sweeten the pill with measures to get the long term unemployed back to work  - but that won't make the "social VAT" idea any more popular.

L'Humanité calls it the summit of hypocrisy - but Le Figaro is pleased as ever.

Liberation headlines on the criminal investigations worrying Nicolas Sarkozy - that's the Karachi affair, the Bettencourt scandal and accusations that Le Monde journalists' phone records were illegally accessed.

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