Nikos Skoutaris was born in Piraeus in 1980 and he lives abroad since 1999. He studied and worked in Scotland, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. His PhD focused on the way that EU dealed with Cyprus Issue in 2004 ('The Cyprus Issue: The four freedoms in a (Member-) state under siege' (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011)). Since September 2012 he works as Senior Research Fellow in London School of Economics where he researches the ethnic conflict resolution in Europe. He lives in London but he likes spending time in the big cities of the Mediterranean.