Le Buzz: Beyond the French News

A singer unveils her new album, ‘Little French Songs’, her husband the former president of the French Republic faces the French justice system, and a French comedian reveals his love for a beautiful Monegasque. This week in the Buzz, we’re speaking about Carla Bruni, Nicolas Sarkozy and Gad Elmaleh.

Lighting up in France

“Here, a tobacconist is likely to be subjected to checks once a century,” says Didier Migaud, President of the State Auditor, Cour des comptes. Migaud also laments that government subsidies of tabacs (tobacconists) far outweigh its funding of prevention measures.