This week saw a major pivot by France's president. The house was packed for François Hollande's New Year's press conference where he scrapped his tax-the-rich mantra and instead offered major tax breaks and belt-tightening. Meanwhile, Hollande’s much-debated affair could be good for the economy. One car rental company has already cashed in on it with an advertising campaign urging him to forego his scooter and pick one of their cars.
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Paris Bureau Chief, The Daily Beast
Régis LE SOMMIER
Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match
Senior Correspondent, France Culture