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EU recession 'deeper than expected'

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The European Union is suffering a deeper recession than expected. Figures from the EU show its members' economies shrank by an average of almost 4.5% in the year to March.

Economic output among the Eurozone countries also fell during the first quarter of 2009, largely because of a record contraction in the German economy.

Hugh Pym reports.

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