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Treaty Provisions And Basic Documents With Regard To The EU Membership Of Cyprus

1. London and Zurich Agreements (1959),

Basic Structure of the Republic of Cyprus

Article 8:

"The President and the Vice-President, separately and conjointly, shall have the right of final veto on any law or decision concerning foreign affairs, except the participation of the Republic of Cyprus in international organizations and pacts of alliance in which Greece and Turkey both participate, or concerning defense and security as defined in Annex I."

Basic Structure of the Republic of Cyprus

Paragraph 23:

"The Republic of Cyprus shall accord most-favored-nation treatment to Great Britain, Greece and Turkey for all agreements whatever their nature."

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 1959 between the Zorlu and Averoff, the then Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Greece:

"The intention was to exclude more favorable bilateral agreements between Cyprus and countries other than the Three Powers and also to avoid the possibility of either Greece or Turkey securing a more favorable economic position in Cyprus than the other - of Greece, for example, establishing a kind of economic ENOSIS."

3.Treaty of Guarantee (1960)

Article 1:

"It (The Republic of Cyprus) undertakes not to participate, in whole or in part, in any political or economic union with any State whatsoever."

Article 2:

"They (Greece, the United Kingdom and Turkey) likewise undertake to prohibit, so far as concerns them, any activity aimed at promoting directly or indirectly, either union of Cyprus with any other State or partition of the Island."

4. Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus (1960)

Article 50.1 (a):

"The President and the Vice-President, separately and conjointly, shall have the right of final veto on any law or decision concerning foreign affairs, except the participation of the Republic of Cyprus in international organizations and pacts of alliance in which Greece and Turkey both participate, or concerning defense and security ..."

5. Ten-point Agreement of 19 May 1979, between Denktaş and Kyprianu

Point 8:

"The independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic should be adequately guaranteed against union in whole or in part with any other country and against any form of partition or secession."

6. UN Security Council Resolutions 649, 716, 750, 774, 939:

"...a settlement must exclude union in whole or in part with any other country or any form of partition or secession."