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Latest update : 2013-03-04

Austerity measures: reaching the limit?

The government had been adamant: there would be no more taxes in 2014. But now it says it needs to find an extra 6 billion euros. Also this week: François Fillon, who was Nicolas Sarkozy's prime minister for 5 years, announces his intention to run for president in 2017, a move that could hurt Sarkozy's own chances of a comeback.

On the set:

  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Denis Demonpion, Senior Writer, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine.

Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo

By FRANCE 24

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