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Latest update : 2013-05-31

A Judge in the Dock... and François Hollande is apparently not a prophet

Businessman Bernard Tapie is back in the French papers. He took Crédit Lyonnais to court because he felt the bank paid him too little for Adidas when he sold it back in the 1990s. This week, Pierre Estoup, one of the judges who ruled on the tribunal that paid him a massive compensation, was arrested on suspicion of fraud. He failed to reveal that he knew Tapie at the time and is accused of influencing the rest of the tribunal to pay Tapie the handsome sum.

L’Humanité takes us back to the early 1990s when the Bernard Tapie affair began, and Libération outlines the high-level politicians that are – or may be – involved.

No mention of the affair in Le Figaro, though. It focuses on the latest unemployment figures in France, and the new record high of 3.2 million jobless. It’s all so grim that 71% of the French polled say they’re pessimistic about the future.

And 20 Minutes has a story about how everyone is trying to get out of the doldrums – via “feel good” films and books. Yes, the French even say now, “Très feel-good.”

By Kyle G. Brown

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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