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Le Figaro

Le Figaro was originally founded as a satire newspaper in 1826 and is France's oldest newspaper still in print. It has been printed every day since 1866 and is considered France's most important conservative paper. Owned by the arms business Serge Dassault, Le Figaro is frequently embroiled in controversies over editorial independence. The newspaper had close ties to the Sarkozy government.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Conservative
Circulation: 329,100 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 50.000.000 - 100.000.000
Online payment model: Some content subject to a charge

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

14, bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 57 08 80 00
Twitter: @Le_Figaro

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1.  Le Figaro - France | 24/11/2015

International alliance on shaky ground

Turkey's shooting down of the Russian fighter jet won't make it any easier for French President François Hollande to form an international alliance against the ... » more

2.  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

3.  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

4.  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

5.  Le Figaro - France | 12/05/2014

Voter turnout a clear signal to Kiev

The organisers of the referendums in eastern Ukraine speak of an overwhelming turnout of 80 percent. The conservative daily Le Figaro sees this as a ... » more

6.  Le Figaro - France | 22/01/2014

French state should protect private sphere

The French National Assembly liberalised the laws on abortion on Tuesday. In future women will be eligible for an abortion without having to prove that ... » more

7.  Le Figaro - France | 26/08/2013

Ayrault has lost his grip on reality

At a conference of the French Socialist Party in La Rochelle on the weekend, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault rejected criticism that his government is responsible ... » more

8.  Le Figaro - France | 16/05/2013

Nothing but unsuccessful recipes

François Hollande has once again failed to make the best of a good opportunity, the conservative daily Le Figaro writes with an eye to the ... » more

9.  Le Figaro - France | 09/07/2012

Arab Spring strengthens Muslim identity

According to projections the National Forces Alliance under Mahmoud Jibril has emerged the victor of the Lybian parliamentary elections. This would mean it defeated the ... » more

10.  Le Figaro - France | 11/11/2011

Yvan Rioufol sees federalists as profiteers of the euro crisis

In reaction to the crisis, European federalists want to push forward with the creation of a supranational state. But in doing so they act against ... » more


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