France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon addresses the media, in Paris, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Fillon on Monday said France was slashing its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.5 percent, from the 1 percent forecast the government has stuck with since November in the face of gathering evidence of a Europe-wide recession. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon addresses the media, in Paris, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Fillon on Monday said France was slashing its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.5 percent, from the 1 percent forecast the government has stuck with since November in the face of gathering evidence of a Europe-wide recession. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon addresses the media, in Paris, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Fillon on Monday said France was slashing its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.5 percent, from the 1 percent forecast the government has stuck with since November in the face of gathering evidence of a Europe-wide recession. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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