France fell back into recession in the first quarter of the year, experiencing a 0.2 per cent contraction in GDP
 in the first three months of the year
, in line with the previous quarter.

The euro zone economy contracted in the first quarter of the year signalling a deepening economic crisis as the bloc entered its sixth quarter (...)

Job seekers wait to speak to representatives of employers at a job fair. Photo: Getty Images
Euro zone employment falls

The euro zone’s stagnant economy failed to generate jobs at the end of last year despite increased business during the Christmas shopping seaso(...)