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By James Ker-Lindsay

The celebrations which marked the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the eu Union on May 1, 2004 signaled the top of a fourteen yr procedure 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 alterations to the interior social, monetary, and political scenario of Cyprus, in addition to to its exterior kinfolk.
An Island in Europe strains those advancements, analyzing the method of accession and its wide-reaching repercussions. It deals an authoritative and finished account of a severe part in Cypriot background, from more than a few specialists within the fields of politics, academia and clash solution. The authors clarify the commercial, political, and criminal ramifications of ecu club and discover how Cyprus has endeavored -- occasionally effectively, at different occasions much less so -- to conform to those calls for. This publication is a vital contribution to an realizing of up to date Cyprus. it is going to be an important source for somebody concerned with the politics or heritage of the island or trying to comprehend Cyprus as a case research for clash resolution.

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7. Turkish Cypriot Memorandum addressed to the Council of Ministers of the European Communities in respect of an ‘Application’ for membership by ‘The Republic of Cyprus’, 12 July 1990. 8. Nicos Anastassiades, Chairman of the Greek Cypriot party DISY, 22 March 2001, in Heinz Kramer, ‘The Cyprus Problem and European Security’, Survival, Volume 39, Number 3, 1997, p. 25. 9. 7. 10. In comparison, the whole accession process of Finland took less than three years (March 1992 till January 1995), with the Avis presented in eight months.

The Republic of Cyprus does not consider those alien persons, who have settled illegally and without permission in the areas under control of the Turkish forces, as legitimate claimants to Cypriot citizenship14 and thus they do not have access to EU citizenship via the citizenship laws of the Republic of Cyprus. 16 On the other hand, it also critically important to examine how the rights attached to Union citizenship17 could be exercised in an area where the application of the acquis is suspended.

Particularly because no danger was emanating from Cyprus in terms of the ‘Southern Threat’: the island was westoriented and politically stable on both sides of the island, despite the THE POLITICS OF ACCESSION 25 division. Finding a coherent approach to balancing the conflicting interests in the confused Cyprus situation was very delicate. From an historical viewpoint it is interesting to note that apart from a number of declarations and resolutions, the Community has never played an important role in the dispute nor ever suggested a concrete plan for its solution.

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