Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.
The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.
Italy's economy grew by just 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 1.0 percent year-on-year national statistics institute ISTAT says.
Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.