Girard Bucello is a Fall 2019 Europe-Eurasia Intern with The Jamestown Foundation. He holds a Master’s degree in EU Politics with a specialization in the foreign affairs of the European Union from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to his internship with Jamestown, the main focus of his academic career centered on the security of the Baltic States. He has also written on the response to pro-Russian disinformation campaigns.
On November 19, Estonian Interior Minister Mart Helme, who chairs the far-right Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), surprised members of his government with comments to a Finnish newspaper that