In the press

Les Republicains pledge to play nice

FRENCH PAPERS – Mon. 05.09.16: French politics takes centre stage as the press reports on the weekend gathering of Les Republicains. Party members pledge to elevate the tone and debate ideas, not personal squabbles. But some papers ask: will the pledge of civility hold? The French press are also talking about the poor showing of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party in regional elections and asking what it means for Europe.