20 Minutes France ends AFP subscription
According to the management it was a purely economic decision, as cost were considered too high. Metro ended its AFP subscription some years ago.
20 Minutes now depends on Reuter’s newsfeed, which is seen as ‘much lighter’ by journalists and therefore could lead to problems (Le Monde).
It must be noted that worldwide AFP is considered as a relatively inexpensive wire service as it is heavily sponsored by the French government.