Articles by Veronica Anghel

January 29, 2021

Joe Biden will balance security interests and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

Veronica Anghel
Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative
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Veronica Anghel
European University Institute and Johns Hopkins University – SAIS

Veronica is an early career researcher focusing on the challenges to democratic regime building and party politics in post-communist Europe. She received her PhD summa cum laude from the University of Bucharest in co-direction with the University of Bordeaux.

She has been awarded fellowships at Stanford University (Fulbright), the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna, the Institute for Central Europe Vienna, the University of Bordeaux and the Institute for Government in Vienna. Her work has appeared in East European Politics and SocietiesGovernment & OppositionSurvival and in edited volumes with Oxford University Press, Macmillan and ECPR Press. She is also the ‘Robert Elgie’ Editorial Fellow for Government & Opposition.

Veronica also worked as a foreign affairs advisor for the Romanian Presidential Administration and the Romanian Senate, and was selected by the US Department of State in the International Visitor Leadership Program. She comments on current affairs related to rule of law and party politics in Central Eastern Europe for numerous blogs and news outlets (,, The Guardian, Financial Times, etc.) and analysis units (The Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Analytica, etc).

Veronica Anghel (2020) Together or Apart? The European Union’s East–West Divide, Survival, 62:3, 179-202

Coming soon – Anghel, Veronica Minority Cabinets in Romania: A Case of Stable Instability, in Minority Cabinets in Comparative Perspective, Edited by Bonnie N. Field and Shane Martin (eds.), Oxford University Press

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