This policy paper discusses possible scenarios,challenges and prospects generated by Cyprus’s accession into the EU and offers some policy recommendations intended to enhance the positive and avoid the negative externalities of this process. Analyzing the critical issue of Cyprus’s accession into the EU prior to a settlement to the Cyprus problem, the author examines the different scenarios of Turkey’s response to this eventuality. In doing so, the paper discusses developments in the domestic fronts of both Turkey and Cyprus. Finally, the author offers policy suggestions in order to successfully manage the process of Cyprus accession into the EU before a solution is reached.

Title Cyprus at the Gate of the European Union: Scenarios, Challenges and Prospects
Author Philippos Savvides
Edition PP001, 2002