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Book Review: Cyprus and the EU – The Road to Accession , edited by Constantin Stefanou. (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005)

Book Review: Cyprus and the EU – The Road to Accession , edited by Constantin Stefanou.... BOOK REVIEWS Constantin Stefanou (ed.), Cyprus and the EU ­ The Road to Accession (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005) 294 pp., ISBN, £59.95 hb What differentiates this volume from other books on Cyprus is that it only marginally addresses the political dimensions of the `Cyprus Problem'. This book is based primarily on contributions by legal experts from the European Union section of the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus. They provide an inside look at the steps taken to ensure harmonization to the acquis communautaire. This is an important account of how a small EU candidate country organized its limited human and administrative resources in order to attain the goal of EU accession, which was met on 1 May 2004. This internal memoir of how this goal was achieved is a necessary part of the historical record of the Cypriot accession. There are two other important dimensions to this book. The first is that it can become a primer for any future EU candidate state, regardless of the country's size. The book correctly emphasizes that the transposition of the acquis communautaire must be complete. Mere adoption of harmonization legislation is not enough. Legislation must be fully implemented. Therefore, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Cyprus and the EU – The Road to Accession , edited by Constantin Stefanou. (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005)

European Public Law , Volume 12 (2) – Jun 1, 2006

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BOOK REVIEWS Constantin Stefanou (ed.), Cyprus and the EU ­ The Road to Accession (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005) 294 pp., ISBN, £59.95 hb What differentiates this volume from other books on Cyprus is that it only marginally addresses the political dimensions of the `Cyprus Problem'. This book is based primarily on contributions by legal experts from the European Union section of the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus. They provide an inside look at the steps taken to ensure harmonization to the acquis communautaire. This is an important account of how a small EU candidate country organized its limited human and administrative resources in order to attain the goal of EU accession, which was met on 1 May 2004. This internal memoir of how this goal was achieved is a necessary part of the historical record of the Cypriot accession. There are two other important dimensions to this book. The first is that it can become a primer for any future EU candidate state, regardless of the country's size. The book correctly emphasizes that the transposition of the acquis communautaire must be complete. Mere adoption of harmonization legislation is not enough. Legislation must be fully implemented. Therefore,

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Published: Jun 1, 2006

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