By J. Ker-Lindsay
This paintings lines the makes an attempt by way of the United international locations to lead to the reunification of Cyprus ahead of the island's accession to the ecu Union on 1 may possibly 2004. as well as charting the process prior efforts to resolve the Cyprus factor, the e-book recounts the direct discussions among the 2 facets from January 2002 via to April 2004 and analyses the explanations why the UN plan was once rejected in a referendum.
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This paintings lines the makes an attempt via the United countries to result in the reunification of Cyprus sooner than the island's accession to the eu Union on 1 may perhaps 2004. as well as charting the process earlier efforts to resolve the Cyprus factor, the booklet recounts the direct discussions among the 2 facets from January 2002 via to April 2004 and analyses the explanations why the UN plan used to be rejected in a referendum.
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Discussions would start immediately with the aim of securing an agreement on the basic provisions by the start of December. Thereafter negotiations would continue until 28 February to complete those parts of the plan that were left blank. The completed proposals would then be put to simultaneous referenda on both sides on 30 March. If agreed by the two sides, the plan would come into immediate effect ready for a united Cyprus to sign the European Union Treaty of Accession in Athens on 16 April.
7 By now it barely seemed possible that the two sides could be making such progress. It was, after all, just two months since Turkey had threatened to annex the North. Naturally, many Greek Cypriots were sceptical. The Greek Government was also suspicious. It warned against getting carried away until it became clear whether Denktash had really changed or was just engaging in 26 EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus 'tactical manoeuvres'. Nevertheless, optimism was growing internationally that an agreement could be reached.
In spite of the UN's continued hope that some headway could be made, the talks remained as deadlocked as ever. The only significant news from the round was the announcement, on 31 July, that Annan had decided to meet with the two leaders in Paris at the start of September. 38 Two days later, on 2 August, the fifth round of talks was brought to an end. 39 By this point, the frustration at the stance taken by the Turkish Cypriot leader was not limited to the international community. Despite being in a strong position in Turkey, Denktash was nevertheless facing growing criticism at home for his handling of the talks.
EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprus by J. Ker-Lindsay