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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 | 12/05/2015

Hollande using Fidel Castro as leftist alibi

French President François Hollande visited Fidel Castro on Monday during his state visit to Cuba, a move that met with criticism from France's right and ... » more

2.  Le Figaro - France | 08/05/2015

Boycotting war commemoration a big mistake

Many Western heads of state and government will not attend the ceremonies in Moscow on Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II. ... » more

3.  Le Figaro - France | 01/05/2015

EU must save Cameron from Brexit trap

David Cameron has said he will hold a referendum on Britain's remaining in the EU if he is re-elected. He'll need the help of his ... » more

4.  Le Figaro - France | 20/04/2015

Time for an entirely new asylum policy

The EU urgently needs a change of course in its immigration policy, the conservative daily Le Figaro believes: "François Hollande, who is 'celebrating' his three ... » more

5.  Le Figaro - France | 14/04/2015

France nationalises corpses

Members of the French National Assembly will vote today on a controversial legal amendment that would allow organ donation without prior consent of the deceased ... » more

6.  Le Figaro - France | 09/04/2015

IT security not to be taken lightly

The cyber attack on TV5Monde shows that France must do more to protect its IT systems, the conservative daily Le Figaro urges: "In casting themselves ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 24/03/2015

Only Front National tells people the truth

The Front National is so popular because it doesn't gloss over the truth, the conservative daily Le Figaro explains: "The rise of the FN is ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 23/03/2015

Far right now permanent part of French political life

The election confirms the end of the French two-party system, the conservative daily Le Figaro comments: "Even if it hasn't gained new ground, the Front ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 16/03/2015

In or out: Tsipras must decide

Whether he likes it or not Alexis Tsipras faces the choice between implementing his programme or keeping Greece in the Eurozone, the conservative daily Le ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 03/03/2015

France must keep talking to Assad

Four French parliamentarians met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week in Damascus. Prime Minister Manuel Valls strongly criticised the move, but the conservative daily ... » more


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