By MICHAEL J. KELLY, Associated PressAUSTIN (AP) It took a long time for the French press to return to its regular business of preparing and serving the country’s news.
But it’s back.
On Wednesday, France’s National Press Club said the first-ever coffee tasting held in its historic Paris office was a success.
The tasting was held for the first time since French President Emmanuel Macron took office in May, and attendees included the countrys biggest newspaper, Le Monde, and French radio station France 1.
The president had announced last month that he wanted to reopen the paper to more French-language services, which had been shuttered under his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.
The National Press club said the event was a great success, with “a high number of interested and enthusiastic participants.”
The club’s board also approved a decree to increase the annual circulation of the newspaper by 200,000.