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About Alexander Alvaro

Alexander Alvaro is Vice President of the European Parliament. He has been a member of the EP since 2004 as a representative of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). Alvaro is a dual German-Portuguese citizen.

Articles by Alexander Alvaro

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

MM

Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Splendid isolation

The United Kingdom can certainly hold a referendum about the country's EU membership. But it would be unfair to make Europe wait until 2017. The continent needs to know sooner than that if the British want to leave.

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