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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 : 2012-09-12

Peugeot plant to close; 8, 000 jobs will go with it

The French papers focus on the future of the country’s economy, from factory closures to ratifying a European fiscal treaty. Same-sex marriage is also a cause for debate, and a creeping Islamic influence in Tunisia grabs headlines in L'Humanité.

Le Figaro reports François Hollande has accepted that the Aulnay Peugeot plant has to close, after a government-commissioned report says 8,000 jobs will have to be slashed.

 
The paper also takes a look at conditions for Roms living in Romania, as French interior minister Manuel Valls visits the country.
 
The front page of the Catholic paper La Croix is – for a second day running – focusing on a draft law to legalize same-sex marriage, as well as the debate surrounding adoption and artificial insemination.
 
L’Humanité, the Communist paper, is headlining on the situation in Tunisia and how Islamists are wielding their influence in both society and government.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-03-30 Emmanuel Macron

"Mister Disloyal": Did Valls just destroy the Socialist party?

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 30.03.17 : The French press reacts to the political earthquake set off when Manuel Valls announced he is abandoning his party to support independent...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 29.03.17: Papers around the world react to British Prime Minister Theresa May's letter that will trigger Article 50 and begin negotiations to start...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Brexit: Day One'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 29.03.17: French papers focus on events across the Channel. British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a historic letter to trigger Brexit and begin the...

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2017-03-28 Theresa May

'The Russian protest movement reawakens'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 28.03.17: The Daily Mail comes under fire for its sexist coverage of the meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First...

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2017-03-28 France

French Guiana: 'How did we get here?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 28.03.17: Papers examine the root causes of the unrest in French Guiana, where unions have declared an unlimited strike. Le Monde reminds us that only 12%...

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