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Latest update : 2013-04-05

A presidential nightmare

FRENCH PAPERS, Friday 05/04/13. There are plenty of scandals for the French press to chew over this Friday. The left-leaning Libération calls the French president "a man under siege" following a series of tax haven scandals; Le Figaro judges that François Hollande is at a "dead end" and must act to stem the tide of public anger; and Le Monde reveals the world’s 96 tax havens that could be concealing more than 20 trillion euros...tax free.

Some links to articles that we’ve looked at in this Friday’s French press review: 

Libération: A president under siege
 

By Katerina VITTOZZI

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