European countries struggling from slow — or shrinking — economies are also struggling to narrow their budget deficits. As a result, EU leaders are relaxing their demands for austerity budgets. They increasingly believe that focusing on ways to revive economic growth will help them achieve deficit goals more quickly.
Here is a look at economies of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro, their government deficits and unemployment rates.
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