Across Europe, parties in government and opposition forces will rally support and lure voters on 22-25 May. With less than 100 days to go before the voters cast their ballot, EurActiv presents an overview of where the balance of power lies in EU countries. See related article .
The European crisis has exposed the financial fragility of the EU's regions and municipalities, which in turn is a reflection of these countries' economic vulnerability. The crisis has also laid bare the disparities between regions and threatens to destroy the solidarity that unites the different regions of a state, argues Stratfor .