Kersti Kaljulaid is the youngest (aged 46) and the first female president of the Estonian republic. According to an opinion poll that the Baltic News Service (BNS) agency conducted throughout the first half of October, the new President enjoyed an approval rate of 73% among the respondents. However, there were also these voices which hinted at the new president’s alleged lack of experience.
Visiting Researcher at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) courtesy of a research stipend from the Swedish Institute.. Dr. Petsinis is the author of ”Twenty Years after 1989: Moving on from Transitology”, published in Contemporary Politics (2010).
Articles by Vassilis Petsinis
In this essay there is a discussion whether the recent developments in the Serbian and Croatian legislations on minority rights represent one occasion on which the EU’s informal engagement has exerted a beneficial influence. It is also noted that, throughout the last decade, the roles of Serbia and Croatia as kin states to ethnic Serbs in Croatia and ethnic Croats in Serbia has been constructive.