• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

E.U. Enlargement

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

E.U. Enlargement 1.-INTRODUCTION European Union enlargement is fast approaching; negotiations have begun with the called fast-track candidates. Those countries, out of a possible 10, that are likely to qualify for EU membership first are the Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Poland; and Slovenia. Waiting in the wings are Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia and Lithuania (as it can be seen in the map below) In this map we can see all the countries that can be in the enlargement of the European union, in the first wave they are Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary Slovenia and Cyprus (country that we are going to speak during the essay),. In a second wave there will be countries such as Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. In the last place we can see to Turkey, which is only an applicant country. The process of joining the EU is largely a technical one. All the candidates are receiving a great deal of help and instruction from the European Commission and from individual member states on what it means to be an EU member. Globalization and EU enlargement will shape the future of Europe over the next decades. The eastward enlargement of the European Union is not only a political issue or an effort to reunite peoples sharing a common history, culture, and spiritual values. It is also a process through which Europe's firms seek to enhance their competitiveness by taking advantage of market proximity, lower labor costs in Central and Eastern Europe, and the natural resource endowments of the candidate countries. ...read more.

Middle

The Attorney-General is the legal adviser of the President and of the Council of Ministers. 6.-Sitution of cyprus Cyprus, republic, and third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Syria and south of Turkey. The island has a maximum length of about 225 km (140 mi) from Cape Andreas in the north-east to the western extremity of the island. Its maximum width, from Cape Gata in the south to Cape Kormakiti in the north, is about 97 km (60 mi). The total area of the country is 9,251 sq km (3,572 sq mi). Nicosia is the capital and largest city. Since 1974 the northern third of Cyprus has been occupied by Turkish troops and has formed, de facto, a separate (though officially unrecognized) state. Population Greek-speaking Cypriots make up about 80 per cent of the population. About 18 per cent of the population is of Turkish extraction, and the remainder is made up of Armenians and other ethnic groups. Both the Greek and Turkish communities retain the way of life, customs, and, to a great extent, the national identity of their co-religionists on the mainland. Mass migrations since the Turkish invasion in 1974 have effected a virtually complete geographical separation of Greeks and Turks, with the former occupying the southern two thirds of the island and the latter occupying the remainder. ...read more.

Conclusion

For the integration of Cyprus would be completed they should: * reaffirms the suitability of Cyprus for accession to the European Union and confirms the European Union's will to incorporate Cyprus in the next stage of its enlargement, * regrets the lack of progress in the inter-communal talks taking place under the auspices of the UN Secretary General and calls upon all parties to step up their efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus question in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, based on the concept of a bi-communal and bi-zonal Federation, * considers that the developments noted in the last few months have enabled elements which could be useful for defining an agreement to be identified, * considers that Cyprus' accession to the EU should bring increased security and prosperity to both communities on the island. In particular it should allow the North to catch up economically and should improve the outlook for growth and employment, particularly for the Turkish-Cypriot community. The Council considers that this community must perceive the advantages of EU accession more clearly and its concern at the prospect must be allayed. The Council calls upon the Commission to organize the requisite contacts to this end with the Turkish-Cypriot community, in consultation with the Government of Cyprus. * Concrete proposals for a specific strategy in preparation for accession, including a structured dialogue, the precise details of which will be established in accordance with the Annex hereto. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level European Union section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level European Union essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    "'A troublesome partner.' Using examples, to what extent would you say this comment accurately ...

    4 star(s)

    If Europe is our future (70% of our trade is within the EU), shaping it to our interests is of crucial importance. Critical decisions need to be made, most importantly with regard to entering the Euro. 'Troublesome' factions within the ruling political establishment remain, notably Gordon Brown, arguably our greatest

  2. To What Extent Does the EU Display a 'Democratic Deficit'?

    The European Court of Human Rights through the Human Rights Act protects the rights of UK citizens and many other EU citizens. However this comes from the Council of Europe and is nothing to do with the EU. Indeed, at present, the EU does not have any human rights legislation

  1. "Critically Discuss the Prospective Economic and Political Impact of Turkish Accession to the European ...

    Unemployment is probably around 25% while officially stated as 9%, especially the young and women are showing exceptionally high unemployment rates. Inflation was very high (70%) after the economic crisis in 2001 but since then Turkey has improved a lot and Inflation has now come to a historic low (Dorronsoro 2004 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3720506.stm).

  2. This essay is intended to have an in-depth appraisal of the implication of the ...

    their activities were more or less preformed by the same persons under different institution thus rationalising the administrative process of these institutions. The organisation which started with six members however attracted more countries desirous to benefit from the common market free of restriction.

  1. On balance, is the EU's enlargement likely to have a positive or negative effecton ...

    For this task the countries can receive support from the Commission's Priority Environmental Programme for Accession (PEPA). The programme encourages exchange of best practices between Candidate Countries, and is developing a database of environmental projects in the Candidate Countries to help them identify and prepare priority projects for the medium and long term.

  2. The Institution of the European Union and Theories.

    *be ready to handle the consequences of UK entry *Boots customers as of the policy may be confused with the change over of the currency, pricing may thought to be suspicious as quoted in euro's and customers may be concerned that retailers are concealing prices.

  1. French Republic

    Other recent achievements in the European Union's counterterrorism act are a common list of terrorist organizations, new technology for Europol used for analyzing terrorist threats and further improving information exchange and introduction of more secure passports and identification means. Like all western European nations, France has been forced by events

  2. Turkey's Accession to the EU Hindered by Human Rights Dilemma

    (Karimova and Deverell).Therefore, this showed that Turkey believed the Kurds to have a place in their culture and that it acknowledged the fact that they have the right to remain in Turkey. Furthermore, to fulfill one of the many requirements of joining the EU, Turkey allowed private education and the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work