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The biggest risks facing Europe are now external

By Katinka Barysch  

This article is the second of three pieces in our special report on the recovery. Click to read the first. Click to read the third.

After years of turmoil and economic hardship, the eurozone is finally emerging from its double-dip recession. Growth remains both fragile and unimpressive—at probably no more than 1.5 per cent over the next couple of years. But despite the continued drag of too much debt, too few jobs and geo-political risk, the eurozone’s economy appears finally on the mend.

The picture is not unambiguously bright. But the odd gloomy sentiment indicator or…

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