The European Commission has slightly reduced its eurozone growth forecast. It expects the economy to expand by 1.1 percent next year.
The economies of the 19 countries sharing the euro currency expanded by more than previously forecast, as a slew of positive data suggest that the recovery in the bloc is well on track.
The IMF has cut its 2017 growth forecast for the UK economy following a weak first quarter, suggesting Brexit is starting to hit consumers and businesses. The finance ministry renewed calls for a smooth exit from the EU.
The International Monetary Fund has said it believes in an even broader economic upswing globally in the years ahead. The lender's latest revision of its quarterly growth outlook also bodes well for the eurozone.
With the European Commission deciding to take legal action against Poland for its efforts to take control of courts, DW takes a look at the decision-making process behind sanctions - and whether they're effective.
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