Cyprus: Re-unification, at last?

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 Akıncı 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?

 

21
November 2016
Monday
13:15-14:30

1130

Speakers

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

Chair

Steven Blockmans
Senior Research Fellow and Head of EU Foreign Policy, CEPS

Cyprus: Re-unification, at last?

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21
November 2016
Monday
13:15-14:30
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.

1130

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels