Votes in Italy and Austria on Sunday could decide the future of the European Union. The consequences for the euro and for the EU itself could be grim indeed
"It is not too much of an exaggeration to claim that the imminent votes in Italy and Austria could determine the future of the European project. Such is the popular mood that no establishment leader, party or structure can be judged safe from assault by the extremists and populists. Europe will see many such tests over the next year, and the first this weekend."