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              In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, a sign on the window of an apartment building announces "for rent", next to another building being renovated, in downtown Lisbon.  Portugal is scrapping it

    In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, a sign on the window of an apartment building announces "for rent", next to another building being renovated, in downtown Lisbon. Portugal is scrapping it

    Posted: 10/2/2012 7:13:35 AM EST
    In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, a sign on the window of an apartment building announces "for rent", next to another building being renovated, in downtown Lisbon. Portugal is scrapping its long-standing rent controls in one of the government's most radical economic and social reforms since the ailing country needed a euro 78 billion bailout last year, when it was engulfed by Europe's financial crisis. Critics say the anticipated rent hikes from next month could price thousands of families out of their homes. At the very least, the change aimed at boosting and modernizing the economy, will add to the financial burden on those struggling to cope with pay cuts and tax hikes designed to ease the country's crippling debt load. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after delivering a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary financial commission hearing at the National Assembly in Paris September 28, 2012. The French government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigour to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. REUTERS/John Schults
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after delivering a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary financial commission hearing at the National Assembly in Paris September 28, 2012. The French government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigour to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. REUTERS/John Schults
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after delivering a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary financial commission hearing at the National Assembly in Paris September 28, 2012. The French government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigour to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. REUTERS/John Schults
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:37:24 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after delivering a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary financial commission hearing at the National Assembly in Paris September 28, 2012. The French government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigour to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. REUTERS/John Schults
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walks to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    French Prime Minister Ayrault leaves after his speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault leaves after delivering a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, September 28, 2012. Ayrault announced a budget bill for 2013 that commits France to 30 billion euros ($39 billion) of tax hikes and spending cuts with the goal of reducing the public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year to honour the country's European commitments. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
  •  - Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary commission hearing in Paris

    Posted: 9/28/2012 1:32:49 PM EST
    Parliamentary aides take notes before ministers present France's 2013 budget during a parliamentary financial commission hearing at the National Assembly in Paris September 28, 2012. The French government unveiled sharp tax hikes on business and the rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigour to remain at the core of the euro zone. The package will recoup 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the public purse with a goal of narrowing the deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year - France's toughest single belt-tightening in 30 years. REUTERS/John Schults