This informative book provides an in-depth study of Cyprus' efforts to join the European Union. It examines the various steps taken towards harmonization in various contexts, the suitability of the country for EU accession, and the political problems surrounding the Cypriot EU accession. Constantin Stefanou also broadens the scope to consider the wider issues surrounding EU accession negotiations for applicant countries, especially with reference to the new and untested EU guidelines. The volume will be of great value to those interested in Europe and the European Union in general, and European Law and the development of Cyprus in particular.
Contents: Foreword, President George Vassiliou; Preface, Costakis Christophorou; Introduction, Constantin Stefanou; The route to EU accession, Helen Xanthaki; The harmonisation of Cyprus' agricultural sector with the acquis communautaire, Anna Marcoulli; The harmonisation of air transport in the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Michaelides; Harmonising competition and state aid rules, Vicky Christoforou; The environment, Christina Hadjidemetriou; Harmonization of the Acquis relating to EMU and free movement of capital, Alexia Kalispera; Freedom of establishment and free movement of services: an opportunity to harmonise and liberalise the Cyprus service sector, Elena Papageorgiou and Eleni Kouzoupi; Cypriot intellectual property law: the European dimension, Markus Zalewski; Social policy and employment, Nicoletta Ioannou; The preparation of Cyprus for justice and home affairs: Nomos and politics on the troubled waters of the Mediterranean, Michalis Kamperis; Cyprus in the EU: a small state perspective, Roderick Pace; Beyond transposition of the Acquis: can Cyprus maintain the momentum?, Constantin Stefanou; Index.