Looking into the Future of Cyprus-EU Relations
In what way will the EU accession process impact on the Cyprus conflict? Will the prospect for EU membership be a catalyst towards finding a solution in one of the most long-standing and protected conflicts in Europe?
The authors in this book, both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot researchers as well as experts from Europe and the US, are addressing these questions taking into consideration the implications Cyprus’s potential EU membership has on the security concerns and economic prosperity of the Cypriot people. The EU’s decision to include Cyprus in the next enlargement has given fresh impetus for international mediation, yet the analyses of the options and perspectives for a settlement serve to highlight the diverging interests and the deep-seated mistrust of the parties to the conflict, which have so far been in the way of successfully reuniting the island.
Published in the series Schriften des Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung (ZEI), this book is a timely contribution to the current debate on Cyprus and the effects of EU enlargement.