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Judy Dempsey

About Judy Dempsey

Judy Dempsey is a nonresident Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe and Editor-in-Chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon. She worked for the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2011. She was the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times in Brussels from 2001 onward, covering NATO and European Union enlargement. Between 1990 and 2001, she served as Jerusalem, Berlin and Eastern European correspondent for the Financial Times. During the 1980s, she reported on Central and Eastern Europe for the Financial Times, the Irish Times, and the Economist. Twitter: @Judy_Dempsey

The EU’s Benign Neglect Of Eastern Europe

The EU has been consistently very weak in dealing with post-Soviet countries (except the Baltic states) compared with the former Communist countries of Central Europe and Southeastern Europe. The latter knew exactly where they wanted to be after 1989: part of the Euro-Atlantic constellation. Joining the EU and NATO was their goal. It was about coming home to a reunited Europe. Continue reading The EU’s Benign Neglect Of Eastern Europe