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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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