epa03824315 (FILE) A file photo dated 27 August 2007 shows the building of the European Central Bank (ECB) behind the Euro sign logo by artist Otmar Hoerl in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The eurozone pulled out of its longest-ever recession in the second quarter, powered ahead by a stronger-than-forecast pickup up in the region’s two biggest economies – Germany and France, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said 14 August 2013. The 17-member eurozone economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the three months to June after six consecutive quarters of contraction. This beat the forecasts of analysts, who had been expecting the currency bloc to expand by a slightly more modest 0.2 per cent. However, four eurozone states remain stuck in recession as their governments attempt to patch up state finances against the backdrop of fiscal austerity and high unemployment. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER *** Local Caption *** 50509832