AFTER Nicolas Sarkozy's talk on the euro, here is a look over some of the other stories in France.
Bishop's Stortford dumps its twin towns in France and Germany - The Guardian
"Tory town council has ended links with Friedberg in Germany and Villiers-sur-Marne in France, citing a 'lack of interest'."
New tax on TVs and fridges - The Connexion
"The money gained from the scheme will be used to give a €150 voucher to lower income households, eligible for the 'social' tariffs of gas or electricity when they buy a fridge or freezer rated A++ or A+++ for efficiency."
Socialist Senate pushes bill to give vote to foreigners - France 24
"France’s opposition socialist Party wants to give non-EU foreigners the right to vote in local elections. Under current rules, immigrants need ten years’ residency before they can get citizenship, and only then are they granted the right to vote."
France ups security for Syrian opposition leaders - France 24
"French authorities will afford closer protection to Syrian opposition members, including the opposition council’s Paris-based leader Burhan Ghalioun, the Interior Minister Claude Gueant (photo) announced Friday."
The man behind the year’s loveliest film - The Telegraph
"French film The Artist is silent, black-and-white – and irresistible. David Gritten talks to its director Michel Hazanavicius."