Since April 2004 and Cyprus's accession into the EU, important developments have been taking place on the island. In addition, there have been noticeable changes in the ways in which the international community is now approaching the two communities of Cyprus. There is generally a more positive attitude towards the Turkish Cypriot community and a more sceptical one towards the Greek Cypriot one. These developments have created a new climate in the island and have influenced international perceptions significantly. The current state of affairs and the prospects for a solution must, therefore, be reassessed. This paper offers an evaluation of current developments as well as an assessment of the prospects for a solution in the near future. It concludes with some proposals for action in order to keep the prospects for a solution alive.
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