Vassilis Petsinis is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the University of Tartu (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies). With a PhD from the University of Birmingham, his specialisation is European politics and ethnopolitics with a regional focus on central and southeast Europe (including the Baltic States). Commentary authored between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019 was achieved with research funding from the European Union (Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, Individual Fellowships-IF, project name: MERWBKBS-749400).
Published in: Can Europe Make It?: AnalysisAmbitious contenders from Croatia’s Left: Možemo wins Zagreb
It seems the long-term impact of economic malfunction can efface the centrality of ethno-cultural cleavages in...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?: AnalysisThe bio-politics of lockdown in Greece
Has there been a consolidated ‘right-wing shift’ within Greece’s ruling party amid the persisting COVID-19 crisis?
A century after the Trianon Treaty: perceptions of Hungary in Serbia and Croatia
For a decade, Viktor Orbán has shifted the lens of the Hungarian government’s grievances from the neighbouring...
The rise and fall of Jobbik
Tracing the Jekyll and Hyde relations of the two largest parties in the Hungarian parliament.
Elections in North Macedonia: waiting for a kingmaker
How do we explain the performances of the political parties? What should one expect?
Elections in Croatia: Conservatives retain the parliamentary majority
By contrast to Serbia and the overwhelming predominance of SNS, though, the composition of Croatia’s Sabor is...