Tuesday | 29 Sep 2020
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Cyprus: Re-unification, at last?

Foreign affairs and security policy

When
Monday
Where
CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 50, paid in cash at registration. Representatives from the European institutions (Commission – Parliament – Council – EEAS – Committee of the Regions) & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

CEPS Event

Cyprus: Re-unification, at last?

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After 42 years of separation and more than a decade since the failure of the Annan Plan, a negotiated settlement to reunify the island of Cyprus is coming more sharply in focus.

Some say that this may be the last chance to strike a deal in a very long time.

President Nikos Anastasiades and the Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Ak?nc? have tied their political survival to making a success of the ongoing negotiations. But hard nuts, such as territorial adjustments, remain to be cracked. The professed commitment of regional powers to guarantee a deal is partly driven by the desire to exploit energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The EU, for its part, is eager to end the legal fiction that the entire island is a member state.

How real are the chances to obtain a deal and what are the consequences of success or failure?

Host
Steven Blockmans Steven Blockmans
Steven Blockmans

Director of Research (ad interim)

Speakers list
Makarios Drousiotis

Member of Cabinet Commissioner Christos Stylianides, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

James Ker-Lindsay

Eurobank Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe, London School of Economics and Hellenic Observatory