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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 : 2013-03-11

It's not a popularity contest: Hollande goes to meet and greet in the regions

The French papers are marking the two year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as journalists ponder how the anti-nuclear movement has fared since then. France’s finances are still cause for concern: the government’s trying to trim spending, while the prospect of an unpaid bill looms in Brussels.

 
La Croix sends their reporter to the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant, where two years later the clean-up is slow-going.
Libération asks why the industrialized world is still in thrall to nuclear energy despite the risks it presents. Their article suggests that a Fukushima-style disaster could cost the state heavily.
Le Parisien warns of an unpaid debt to Brussels, pointing the finger at negligent politicians.
Le Figaro reports on French president François Hollande’s trip to the provinces; a bid to curry favour with the locals, as recent polls show his popularity taking a dive.

 

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