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“The Next EU Enlargement and ‘The Cyprus Problem’”

Nugent, Neill. (1999) “The Next EU Enlargement and ‘The Cyprus Problem’”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    In March 1998 the EU opened accession negotiations with six applicant states: five Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs)-the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia-and Cyprus. Most academic attention has focused on the CEECs, but EU practitioners regard the Cyprus application as being the most difficult. This is because of the so-called “Cyprus problem;” that is, the division of the island into Greek and Turkish zones and the political ramifications and security tensions that are associated with the division. This paper examines the Cypriot application and places it in the context of the enlargement process as a whole. The paper is organised into five sections: the background to the current enlargement round; the nature of the Cyprus problem; the difficulties for the EU with Cyprus’s application; the handling and progression of the application; and the possible scenarios for Cyprus and the enlargement process if the Cyprus problem is not resolved before accession negotiations conclude.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Cyprus
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Turkey
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 21
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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