Tuesday, 23 July , 2019

Menderes

The Divisions of Cyprus, by Perry Anderson

24 April 2008 Enlargement, widely regarded as the greatest single achievement of the European Union since the end of the Cold War, and occasion...

The Divisions of Cyprus, by Perry Anderson

Firsta published at 24 April 2008 www.lrb.co.uk By Perry Anderson Enlargement, widely regarded as the greatest single achievement of the European Union since the end of the...

The Divisions of Cyprus, by Perry Anderson

Enlargement, widely regarded as the greatest single achievement of the European Union since the end of the Cold War, and occasion for more or less unqualified self-congratulation, has left one inconspicuous thorn in the palm of Brussels. The furthest east of all the EU’s new acquisitions, even if the most prosperous and democratic, has been a tribulation to its establishment, one that neither fits the uplifting narrative of the deliverance of captive nations from Communism, nor furthers the strategic aims of Union diplomacy, indeed impedes them.