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Insight - Europe's bold vision hits trouble

The idea of a roadmap setting out steps towards the deeper integration of the euro zone came about in early 2012, when the debt crisis was at its peak and there were legitimate fears that Greece could be forced out of the currency union, or that the whole European project could disintegrate.

Eurozone achieves strong trade surplus as inflation falls

The eurozone boosted its trade surplus during the August holiday month, initial official data showed on Wednesday, and crisis-hit countries did particularly well.