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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 : 2013-06-03

Govt has to make big savings in Social Security overhaul - which families will be cut loose?

The French newspapers are dominated by discussion of benefits – family allowances that is – and the government’s widely anticipated announcement of social security reforms on Monday. The question on everyone’s lips is: who is going to lose out in the government’s overhaul?

It’s the “€2 billion question” according to 20 minutes, because that’s how much the French government spends – and more – on family allowances every year.

Aujourd’hui en France warns that the savings will cost families, and for that, President François Hollande is wading into dangerous political territory.

La Croix speaks to families themselves. Some say the wealthy can afford to look after themselves and should be cut off from benefits, but others say “all children are equal” and women should continue to receive benefits – because they’re a fair wage for mothers, after all.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

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FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

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FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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