Reporters listen to France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon, seen on TV screen, 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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Reporters listen to France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon, seen on TV screen, 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)
Reporters listen to France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon, seen on TV screen, 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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