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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-09-10

François Hollande's big budget squeeze

François Hollande’s plan to redress the economy dominated headlines on Monday morning, after a Sunday night television appearance in which the French president announced a string of spending cuts and tax hikes.

Les Echos called it an « unprecendented fiscal squeeze » while Le Figaro reported that Hollande’s planning to make headway on unemployment in under a year.
 
Le Parisien, meanwhile, broke down the €20 billion tax bill that awaits households and companies.
 
Left-wing daily Libération turned the spotlight on LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, telling him to « Get lost, you rich idiot » as he reveals he’s interested in Belgian citizenship.
 
L’Humanité suggests that Hollande’s 75% percent tax for France’s wealthiest citizens could be the reason Arnault’s considering leaving.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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