The euro zone has been in recession for six quarters, longer than the region’s slump during the financial crisis. Nine of the 17 countries that use the euro are in recession, according to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency. Here’s a look at the nations struggling to achieve economic growth.
France A police officer patrols in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France is a new addition to the list of countries in recession. The country's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013. The euro zone as a whole contracted by the same rate last quarter. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo