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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

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1.  Le Figaro - France | 08/12/2014

Valls has no choice but to do nothing

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced in an interview on Sunday that he wanted to remain in office until the end of François Hollande's term ... » more

2.  Le Figaro - France | 04/12/2014

Gérard Grunberg on the decline of Europe's social democrats

Not just France's Socialist Party but social democratic parties across Europe are facing hard times, writes Gérard Grunberg, political scientist at Paris's institute of political ... » more

3.  Le Figaro - France | 04/11/2014

Paris must not sacrifice dam to public opinion

Following the death of a demonstrator at a protest against the Sivens dam project in southern France, Minister for the Environment Ségolène Royal has invited ... » more

4.  Le Figaro - France | 28/10/2014

Arab world should learn from Tunisia

The moderate party Call of Tunisia has emerged the victor from the Tunisian parliamentary elections on Sunday, ahead of the former governing party, the Islamic-conservative ... » more

5.  Le Figaro - France | 27/10/2014

Hollande's obstinacy hurts France

The European Commission is apparently unwilling to approve France's budget - which shows a deficit of 4.3 percent of GDP - and has requested more ... » more

6.  Le Figaro - France | 14/10/2014

New strategy against terrorist militia needed

The anti-terror coalition has failed and now urgently needs a new strategy, the conservative daily Le Figaro comments: "The battle for Kobane highlights everything that ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 07/10/2014

Only Hollande to blame for French debt

Above all French President François Hollande's economic policies are to blame for the country's miserable state, the conservative daily Le Figaro writes, calling on France ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 29/09/2014

Hollande loses Senate power base too

The conservatives emerged as the clear winners of the elections to the French Senate on Sunday, winning 145 seats to 112 for the governing Socialist ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 18/09/2014

Hollande wants no more talk of reforms

Speaking on Thursday in the fourth biannual press conference of his term in office, France's President François Hollande focused on international crisis management. Domestic reforms ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 11/09/2014

Anti-terror strategy comes far too late

Obama's new anti-terror strategy comes far too late, the conservative daily Le Figaro complains: "'Our goal is clear', the US president announced. But what comes ... » more


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