However Estonia, where the economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter, is now considered to be in recession.
Ireland, whose economy contracted in the first quarter of the year, has not yet released its second quarter growth figures.
Compared to the second quarter of 2007, the eurozone economies grew by 1.5% and the 27 European Union countries grew by 1.7%.
The news weakened the euro, which was already well down from its recent highs against the dollar.
But high eurozone inflation, which was unchanged on the month, made it unlikely that the European Central Bank, which raised interest rates last month, will reverse its stance.
The figures reflect the way in which exporters have been affected by the strength of the euro, which makes their products more expensive overseas, and a more general slowdown in global demand.
French finance minister Christine Lagarde, said the decline in the French economy in the second quarter "mostly reflects the deterioration of our international context, which particularly weighed on our exports and which is common to all European countries".
"The fundamentals of the French economy are healthy," she added.
Meanwhile a German finance minister said its economy could contract again in the next quarter which would mean Germany was officially in recession.
"At the moment that cannot be ruled out," said deputy economy minister Walther Otremba.
Germany was once seen as the main driver of growth in the eurozone.
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