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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 : 2013-12-03

Le Figaro: 'The French want fewer bureaucrats'

Le Figaro has an exclusive survey showing that three out of five French people want fewer bureaucrats. That's an opportunity for the paper to roll out its message that the state should be rolled back. Libération, meanwhile, reports on corruption - this as Transparency International publishes its annual corruption index showing no improvement for France. And is British street artist Banksy in Paris? Click here to find out.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:

Le Figaro has an exclusive survey showing two out of five French people want fewer bureaucrats

It says French mentalities have changed – the French don’t want high taxes and less competitivity

Libération looks at corruption in France following publication of Transparency International's corruption index (France remains 22nd out of 174 countries)

Le Parisien has an exclusive investigation into dietary supplements saying they don’t necessarily deliver what is on the box

And Les Inrocks reports on fake Banksy street art in Paris

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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