French finance minister: Economy is 'getting better'
23 October 2013 Last updated at 13:07 BST
France's finance minister Pierre Moscovici has said his country's economy "is getting better".
The eurozone's second biggest economy has been hit by 60 billion euros in additional taxes since 2011 and an 11% unemployment rate.
Public debt is expected to top 95% of GDP next year but Mr Moscovici told economics correspondent Andrew Walker, "This country is changing... we are reducing our deficits, we are reforming our pension system."