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).
Why Catalonia is not the Balkans
An analysis of where the Spain/Yugoslavia comparison succeeds, and where it fails.
Competing conservatisms in Serbia and Croatia
Nationalist conservatives are dominating the political scenes in Serbia and Croatia, but how do they compare and...
Enter Serbia's ‘Orbán’? Aleksandar Vučić and his catch-all politics
Why the right-wing Serbian President's appointment of an openly gay woman to the position of Prime Minister is not...
Syriza and ANEL: a match made in Greece
Are we seeing the convergence of Syriza and their right-wing coalition partners, ANEL, into a single party?
The geopolitics of Trumpology
A look at the curious emergence of pro-Trumpism among the far-right parties of Greece, Hungary and Estonia.
The banality of Golden Dawn
With Golden Dawn having entrenched themselves as the third-largest party in Greece, can they still be considered a...