On the eve of the “big bang,” the political instability of the EU’s new member states is adding a chill to the coolness about enlargement in Brussels. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.