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17/04/2014

French press review 17 April 2014

Algeria and austerity share the honours on this morning's French front pages.

Manuel Valls announces his economic package with his ministers standing by
17/04/2014 - France

Valls denies pay, benefit freeze are austerity package

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has denied that his freeze on benefits and public-sector pay are an "austerity package" but he faces criticism from the left of his party.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets the press after Wednesday's cabinet meeting
16/04/2014 - France

Valls announces pension, benefits, public-sector pay freeze in austerity France

Pensions and housing, family and invalidity benefits will be frozen in France this year and so will public-sector pay, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday ahead of next week's ...

The heavily fortified court house in Naples
16/04/2014 - France - Italy

Camorra godfather arrested in French Riviera café

A Naples Mafia chief has been arrested while driking coffee in a café in the French Riviera city of Nice.

Pets are no longer furniture, French MPs have decided
16/04/2014 - France

Animals have feelings too, French MPs decree

After a long and lively debate French MPs on Tuesday amended to the civil code to upgrade the status of animals from furniture to creatures with feelings.

Don't even think about it ... the two men were tagging trains across Europe
16/04/2014 - France

Australian tourists arrested on graffiti tour of Europe's rail network

French police have arrested two Australian tourists alleged to be on a tagging tour of Europe's rail network.

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