FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 02/01/13: French papers react to François Hollande’s first New Year’s address. According to Libération, he was eager to re-conquer public opinion. While Hollande is convinced there will be a return to growth, Le Figaro points out that German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t as optimistic.
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