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The newspaper Le Figaro was founded as a satirical paper in 1826, making it the oldest French newspaper still in print. It became a daily in 1866. Robert Hersant, a politician and founder of the Hersant press group, acquired the newspaper in 1975. In 2004 the Dassault group took over control of Socpress, Figaro's parent company, which made the trade unions fear for the independence of the newspaper. In 2008 the company announced austerity measures including the axing of more than 10 percent of its staff. In 2009 the newspaper switched to the so-called Berlin Format and introduced an online subscribed edition in 2010.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Conservative
Circulation: 316,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Paris, France
Publisher: Socpresse
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1826

14, bd Haussmann
F-75009 Paris
Phone: 0033-157087110, -157087108
E-Mail: http://www.lefigaro.fr/contact/contact.php
Internet: http://www.lefigaro.fr

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305 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

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1.  Le Figaro - France | 29/07/2015

Schäuble would be a dream PM for France

In an interview in mid-July German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble mentioned his resignation as an option in the dispute with Angela Merkel over what to ... » more

2.  Le Figaro - France | 24/07/2015

No one wants play executioner for coma patient

The doctors of French coma patient Vincent Lambert have decided to continue to keep him alive and to hand the case over to the public ... » more

3.  Le Figaro - France | 13/07/2015

Only trust can hold the continent together

For the EU to have a future at all it must learn from the Greek debt crisis and foster new trust among its members, the ... » more

4.  Le Figaro - France | 02/07/2015

Debt conflict reveals German-French rift

In refusing further negotiations before Sunday's referendum the Euro Group has aligned itself with Germany, while France's President François Hollande has argued in favour of ... » more

5.  Le Figaro - France | 30/06/2015

Paris no better at finances than Athens

According to a report put out by the statistics office Insee on Tuesday, France's national debt rose by 51.6 billion euros in the first quarter ... » more

6.  Le Figaro - France | 25/06/2015

Trust in Obama shattered

The NSA reportedly spied on three French presidents from 2006 to 2012. Relations between France and the US will suffer as a result of this ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 23/06/2015

Secondary school reform a national issue

France's Académie Française, which is normally very reserved in political matters, spoke out on Monday in a press statement against the planned reform of the ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 16/06/2015

French must learn to spell

In the context of the French baccalauréat exams, the country's Ministry of Education has encouraged teachers not to penalise spelling mistakes too severely. According to ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 15/06/2015

Do not capitulate to Greece

Europe must not capitulate to Athens for fear of a Grexit, the conservative daily Le Figaro warns: "Greece has taken the Europeans to the cleaners ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 08/06/2015

Nicolas Baverez sees an end to tolerance of corruption

The current Fifa scandal, the end of bank secrecy, the reform of the Vatican Bank and the Petrobras scandal in Brazil all show that corruption ... » more

 

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