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.
Air France’s main pilots’ union ended its marathon two-week strike on Sunday, allowing a bitter feud over its low-cost subsidiary to continue in a calmer climate.
Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.
With at least two police officers dead and seven injured following yesterday's bomb attack in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, this morning's Egyptian papers are, tragically, full of explosions.