Find the latest episode of "This Is Uncomfortable" here. Listen
European Debt Crisis

Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Marketplace Contributor Apr 29, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY
European Debt Crisis

Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Marketplace Contributor Apr 29, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

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.

 

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.