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About Rui Tavares

Rui Tavares is a Portuguese politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was elected in 2009 for the Left Bloc. In June 2011, Tavares became an independent within the The Greens–European Free Alliance group.

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This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Saving Europe: reformulating the rules

A Europe of welfare states, relatively free and democratic, with social provisions that allow for more emancipation and personal sovereignty: this must be saved, through a citizens’ pact to strive for more democracy. But first, we must face up to the full scale of the crisis. (Video, 25 minutes).

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