French economy returns to recession

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France has entered its second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, official figures show.

It is bad news for the eurozone, for President Hollande who has just completed a year in power and most of all, it is bad news for those trying to make ends meet.

Christian Fraser reports from the Lot-et-Garonne region.

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