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BREAKINGVIEWS

Stuck in neutral, euro zone better get used to it

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It’s not a disaster. Europe is not at war, over all the people are rich and pensions are paid. But the euro zone economy is far from healthy. It is stuck in a state akin to suspended animation: alive but unable to do more than stay that way.