Re: Europe's largest economies?
I think what is meant by
"...France, Germany, Italy and Spain, Europe's largest economies..." is actually
"...France, Germany, Italy and Spain, predicted to be the EU's largest economies by the time the proposed new rules come into force [sure to be some time after Brexit]..."
- it's the use of "Europe" as a misleading synonym for "the EU" which is the main problem here, I suspect.