Europe’s Finance Ministers meet today to hear how Britain’s Gordon Brown hopes to lead them over the next six months. They will also hear mixed news from some of the Eurozone’s biggest economies: Germany, France and Italy. Europe’s growth rate for this year has again been trimmed. It is now expected to be just 1.3 percent. With budget deficits over EU limits in all three of the countries in the spotlight, there are worries about long-term effects.