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Marc-Andre Gaudissart

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This article examines the present status of the candidature of Cyprus for accession to the European Union in the light of the EU Council Declaration of 6 March 1995. In order to illuminate the current developments on the issue, the writer analyzes the whole procedure of the EEC - Cyprus relations starting from  the period before 1972, and from the conclusion of the Association Agreement. The article examines in detail all the phases and stages leading to the application for membership and analyzes the Commission's Opinion of 30 June 1993. An attempt is made to view the recent developments in the relations between Cyprus and the European Union and to prescribe the possible future course, through a historical, socio-economic and legal perspective.

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