Unusually cold weather continues to plague southern Europe. Regions of France that abut the Pyrenees — not just higher altitudes, but the lowlands as well — experienced record snowfalls of 25-40 cm (10-16 inches). Across the Pyrenees in Catalonia heavy snow also fell, and temperatures plunged well below freezing.
In other news, EU financial officials continue to speak optimistically about the Greek situation, even though the situation has deteriorated, as Athens faces a wave of new strikes.
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