PRESIDENT Sarkozy spent just over an hour outlining a number of new measures designed to boost the French economy, tackle unemployment levels and gain the votes of the population before this year's election.
Here is a look at the media coverage:
Nicolas Sarkozy bids to revive political fortunes with economic crisis interview - The Guardian
French president defends his record in hour-long interview on television but makes no announcement about election candidacy.
Nicolas Sarkozy sets out stall for re-election - The Telegraph
President Nicolas Sarkozy set out "shock measures" designed to show he has the "courage" needed to reinvigorate France's faltering economy three months ahead of elections.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy to bring in 0.1pc Financial Transaction Tax in August - The Telegraph
France has added some more rocket fuel to Monday's already volatile summit of EU leaders by pledging to introduce a 0.1pc tax on financial transactions in August.
Sarkozy unveils economic reforms in televised interview - France 24
French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled economic reforms aimed at reviving France’s ailing economy during a televised interview on Sunday, but did not confirm his intentions to seek a second term in April's presidential elections.