With French election round 2 (May 6), the German Bundestag and Bundesrat votes on the Fiscal Compact and now the North Rhine-Westphalia elections, May can prove a turning point in EUropean politics, stopping the tide of Merkozian politics in the EU and the Eurozone/Europlus.
PS. In the meantime, reading a most interesting article on Spiegel re the Pirate Party, I could not help thinking that maybe The Pirate Party is the type of real social democratic party that Germany needs (instead of the FDP, who are nowhere near such standing, at least in recent decades).
PS2. With Slovakia, the number of left of center governments or government coalitions in the 27 of the EU has reached 6, 5 in the Eurozone.