FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 21.03.14: Former President Nicolas Sarkozy breaks his silence in conservative paper Le Figaro. In his first major public statement since he lost his re-election bid in 2012, Sarkozy responds to the series of corruption allegations that have plagued him since he left office and likens the tapping of his phone to the Stasi in east Germany. Libération says his column is of a rare violence.
Le Figaro: Nicolas Sarkozy addresses French people
Libération: Sarkozy comes out with guns ablazing