France and Germany call for speedy approval of EU recovery fund payments
The French and German finance ministers have called on the European Commission to quickly approve their economic recovery plans, so money can be paid out of the EU's €750 billion fund agreed last year. France is seeking €40 billion from Brussels, while Germany is looking for €26 billion. Also today, we report on the latest controversy over pensions in Chile. The constitutional court has rejected a government bid to stop allowing people to withdraw money from their pension funds.