By James Ker-Lindsay

ISBN-10: 1848856784

ISBN-13: 9781848856783

The celebrations which marked the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the ecu Union on May 1, 2004 signaled the top of a fourteen yr technique because the island had first utilized to join -- and the tip of six complete years of complex and extreme negotiations. Upon becoming a member of the ecu, Cyprus was once greatly considered as the main complex of the 10 acceding states. but this didn't hinder the stipulations of accession and its aftermath from bringing common and complete adjustments to the interior social, financial, and political state of affairs of Cyprus, in addition to to its exterior relatives.
An Island in Europe lines those advancements, analyzing the method of accession and its wide-reaching repercussions. It deals an authoritative and accomplished account of a severe section in Cypriot heritage, from more than a few specialists within the fields of politics, academia and clash answer. The authors clarify the industrial, political, and criminal ramifications of european club and discover how Cyprus has endeavored -- occasionally effectively, at different occasions much less so -- to conform to those calls for. This e-book is a crucial contribution to an knowing of up to date Cyprus. it will likely be an important source for an individual concerned with the politics or heritage of the island or trying to comprehend Cyprus as a case learn for clash resolution.

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Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, Statement at the Cyprus House of Representatives, 25 October 2001. 2. European Parliament, Resolution on Cyprus's membership application to the European Union and the state of negotiations, 5 September 2001. 3. Ibid. 4. From a European perspective it is remarkable that for nearly all countries in the EU periphery the sole and exclusive goal of all reorientation efforts was full EU membership. Any link to the EU below this status was undesirable and would have been interpreted as a failure or rejection.

The dramatic change in the position had one simple reason: Athens had openly threatened to impede the fourth enlargement round (so-called ‘EFTA-Enlargement’) by a veto. 12 It was this blatant threat of blocking the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden that caused the other Member States to omit an explicit statement of the conflictual conditionality. Barely one year later, on 6 March 1995, the General Affairs Council decided to open Cyprus’s accession negotiations within 6 months after the planned Intergovernmental Conference (IGC).

Cyprus to be included in next EU enlargement’, Cyprus News Agency, 22 November 1996. 18. Heinz Jürgen Axt, ‘Cyprus and the EU, Avoiding Wishful Thinking and Designing German Foreign Policy’, in Susanne Baier-Allen (editor), Looking into the Future of Cyprus-EU Relations (Baden-Baden: Nomos 1999), p. 215. 19. Charles Bremner and Michael Binyon, ‘Turkish dilemma exposes EU rift’, The Times, 13 March 1998. 20. Quoted in Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, ‘Streit um Aufnahmeverhandlungen mit Zypern entschärft’ [Controversy over accession negotiations with Cyprus eased], Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 March 1998.

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