Germany is the biggest country in the eurozone. Berlin's Euro policy has far-reaching implications.
Italy, the eurozone's third-biggest economy, is officially back in recession, after it shrank for the second quarter in a row. The 0,2 percent drop caught most analysts off guard. Italy had seemed to be clawing its way back from its worst economic crisis since WW2, but Wednesday's disappointing numbers have renewed fears that the eurozone's fragile recovery is stumbling.