The credibility of EU membership for Ukraine and Moldova depends on how flexible member states are with the criteria for entry and the notion of full membership. Veronica Anghel and Erik Jones, drawing on analysis of previous enlargements, show that the flexibility can be considerable
Major cities in Central Eastern Europe have elected liberal and progressive mayors. But, writes Veronica Anghel, socially conservative attitudes and voting patterns are unlikely to shift at national level across the region
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
Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS; Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute
Veronica teaches Risk in International Politics and Economics. Her research focuses on European integration, and the challenges to democratic regime building in post-communist Europe.
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 the Journal of European Public Policy, East European Politics and Societies, Government & Opposition, Survival and in edited volumes.
She is also the ‘Robert Elgie’ Editorial Fellow for Government & Opposition.
Her research is currently supported by a re:constitution Berlin ‘Rule of Law’ fellowship.
Veronica also worked as a foreign affairs advisor for the Romanian Presidential Administration and the Romanian Senate.
She comments on current affairs related to rule of law and party politics in Central Eastern Europe for blogs and news outlets (Encompass-Europe.com, Presidential-Power.com, The Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, etc.) and analysis units (The Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Analytica, etc).
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