The French government is to continue cutting public spending but will ask Europe for a third extension of its deadline on the reduction of its deficit, according to the 2015 budget
France's national debt has ballooned to over two trillion euros for the first time, leaving President François Holmande's government way off reaching European Union targets.
The French Senate, family policy, the future of Air France, and Syria are this morning's front-page stories.
Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a press conference in Berlin today that France was not the “sick child of Europe”.