With this month downgrading by Standard & Poor of Greece and Spain I was looking for an authoritative tool to research the economy of European Countries (and to figure out who might be next). The tool I found was Eurostat. Eurostat is the statistics office by the European Union located in Luxembourg. According to the website, “its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions”.
Take a look for yourself.
(Btw, I think Italy is a “good” candidate)