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About Alessandro Valera

Alessandro Valera, Executive Director of European Alternatives, lives in Italy but works across Europe. His interests include transnational politics, minority rights, fight against organised crime and education.

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Italian puzzle - austerity, corruption, and the man next door

The chaos that followed the Italian elections might be the foretaste of bigger changes to come. But which ones?

Gay rights in Europe - another front of variable geometry

Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender (LGBT) unions are treated very differently within the member states of the EU. If the Union applied the same kind of zeal in imposing mutual recognition of contracts in this area as in commerce, its legitimacy as a democratic force would be greatly enhanced
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