The false promise of Europeanization
Central Europe and the Balkans expose the failures of European integration. Political cultures in Central Europe and the Balkans were significantly shaped by communism, and it is doubtful whether membership in the EU can quickly and fundamentally alter a decades-long legacy. Reflecting on the recent illiberal turns in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, Hamza Karcic argues that Europeanization is a reversible process.
From Foreign Policy