Watershed moment for Europe as France and Greece head for the polls

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France and Greece both go to the urns on Sunday for crucial elections that will, whatever the results, have a significant effect on the future of the EU’s approach to the economic crisis. While the final play-off in the French presidential elections on May 6th could produce a turning point in the use of blanket austerity measures to nurse already strangled EU economies back to health, the Greek legislative elections are in effect a referendum on the country’s continued membership of the eurozone. Mediapart’s Brussels correspondent Ludovic Lamant reports on what is likely to be a watershed moment for Europe.

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In what may prove to be a watershed moment, France and Greece both go to the urns on Sunday for elections that will, whoever wins in either country, have a significant effect on the future of Europe’s approach to the economic crisis, writes Mediapart's Brussels correspondent, Ludovic Lamant.