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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 | 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

2.  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

3.  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

4.  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

5.  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

6.  Le Figaro - France | 29/08/2014

French should finally work more hours

France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on Thursday that companies may be exempted from enforcing France's 35-hour week, in cooperation with ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 26/08/2014

Minister's sacking well timed

Getting rid of the Minister of the Economy Arnaud Montebourg is the right move because it paves the way for reforms, the conservative daily Le ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 13/08/2014

Put Iraqi refugees in French villages, says Charles Aznavour

The hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fleeing the IS militias could be housed in France's deserted villages, suggests the Armenian-French chansonnier Charles Aznavour: "In the ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 04/08/2014

Obama must lead the battle against Ebola

Roughly 700 people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa, according to the World Health Organisation. The fight against the epidemic ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 07/07/2014

Dialogue culture paralyses France

Representatives of France's unions and employers meet in Paris today to discuss measures for tackling unemployment. The conservative daily Le Figaro doesn't see the point: ... » more


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