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Battleground Europe looms

In a series of elections, voters will have to decide whether to endorse existing governments, be tempted by populist anti-EU parties or just abstain.

Dramatic polarising politics has taken root,pitting EU voters against the established Brussels view of top-down governance.

GREECE is in the eye of the euro storm. Germany's decision, backed by other euro member states, against extending or softening Greek financial support may end with the election of the first national government fully opposed to the single currency bloc's austerity politics.

As the prelude