Stefano Braghiroli and Andrey Makarychev chart a change in the Estonian National Conservative Party (EKRE). Lately, it has appealed for the first time to Russian-speaking minorities – an attempt at a similar process to the League’s transformation into a national party in Italy. Unlike the Lega, though, they face the obstacle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
The EU has activated a Covid recovery package worth a staggering €672.5 billion. Observers focus on the role of European capitals, inter-governmental institutions, and the European Commission's coordinating role in delivering it. Yet, argues Stefano Braghiroli, we shouldn't ignore the role of the European Parliament...
Associate Professor of European Studies, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu
Stefano is Director of the Skytte Institute Master's programme in European Union-Russia Studies.
He received his PhD in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena in 2010. He has previously worked at the Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP) of the same university, the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo), and the Bahçeşehir University Center for Economic and Social Research (BETAM), Istanbul.
Stefano's main research interests include party politics in the European Parliament, EU politics, Euroscepticism, and populist radical right party politics.
His most recent publications include articles in the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Geopolitics, European Politics and Societies, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Legislative Studies, and Religion, State and Society. He is the author of various book chapters in publications with renowned publishing houses.