The German economy failed to grow at all in the last three months of the year, with GDP unchanged compared with the previous quarter.
Meanwhile, France reported a 0.6% rise in GDP for the same three-month period – better than analysts expected.
Figures also showed the eurozone economy grew 0.1% in the same quarter.
This represents a slowdown in the economies of the 16-nation zone, which grew by 0.4% between July and September last year.
Official first estimates indicated that the Italian economy shrank by 0.2% after growing by 0.6% in the previous quarter.
They also showed that Spain and Greece remained in recession, with the Greek economy contracting by 0.8%.
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