Europe Now in Recession, Again
Not that we have anything to be smug about
The eurozone has returned to recession as the region's debt crisis continues to hurt demand, figures show.
The economy of the 17-nation bloc contracted by 0.1% between July and September, after shrinking 0.2% in the previous three months, Eurostat said.
The eurozone was last in recession in 2009, when the economy contracted for five consecutive quarters.
The news comes a day after millions of workers in Europe held a day of action against austerity measures.
Protests in Spain, Italy and Portugal were marred by violence.