The region, which was rapidly transformed in the 1990s, has slowed down its economic development in recent years.
The continent faces this year three litmus tests: elections to the European Parliament, Brexit (for now without an agreement) and downturn.
February registered the weakest figures of the last five years, and it was the fifteenth consecutive month with a downward trend, according to Springboard.
The growth was boosted by a positive contribution in the household consumption expenditure, which rose by 0.3% in the European Union and 0.2% in the Euro area.
News on the latest macroeconomic indicators related to the textile- and fashion industry worldwide.