Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Protesters hold flags as they gather in front of the parliament in Athens on April 28, 2013.

Two European countries have come out with very different ways to tackle their economic problems.

Greek lawmakers voted Sunday to terminate 15,000 public employees, who had been constitutionally guaranteed jobs for life, to secure another 8.8 billion euros in bailout funds. At the same time, France's anti-austerity government is aiming to grow its economy through tax cuts for small businesses.

The BBC's Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson with the details behind the plan.

 

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