The economic increase in the euro zone decreased to 0.4% in the third quarter, Eurostat data reads, quoted by AFP. Romania's economy dropped by 0.7% in the third quarter, and was exceeded by the 1.1% contraction in Greece.

Germany'economic increase dropped to 0.7% in July - September after a record increase of 2.3% in the second quarter. Most countries that registered increase was in Finland with 1.3%, Czech Republic with 1.1.% and Slovakia with 0.9%.