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

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1.  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

2.  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

3.  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

4.  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

5.  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

6.  Le Figaro - France | 03/07/2014

French judiciary too political

In view of the investigations against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy the conservative daily Le Figaro rejects talk of a conspiracy but voices concern about ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 22/06/2014

Alstom a symbol of failed economic policy

The French state will buy a stake in Alstom, together with US company General Electric (GE). The major shareholder Bouygues agreed on Saturday to sell ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 19/06/2014

Football sedates the world

The hype surrounding the Fifa World Cup is opium for the people, writes French philosopher and former education minister Luc Ferry in the conservative daily ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 05/06/2014

D-Day can be Diplomacy Day

A ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allies landing in occupied France will take place in Normandy on Friday, attended by 19 heads of ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 04/06/2014

Hollande's botches territorial reform

French President François Hollande presented his plans for an administrative reform of the country on Tuesday. The reform foresees a reduction in the number of ... » more

 

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