florists shop madrid-marcp dmoz-CC-FlickrThe recession that has dragged down the eurozone since 2011 came to an end in the second quarter of this year as 17 EU countries saw the total output of goods and services increase by 0.3 percent.

“We’re finally starting to see a bigger growth curve in Spain, and the strong growth in Italy has been a surprise,” said the owner of a travel company that is doubling it’s workforce because Europeans are spending again.

(READ the AP story from NPR)

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