Quiet revolution in north as T/c adopt chunks of EU acquis


By Esra Aygin

As the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders intensify negotiations aimed at reuniting Cyprus, a quiet revolution in the north, which involves adapting the legislative framework to European Union norms, is also gaining new ground.

Although there is no formal timeframe in the negotiations process, the sides are aiming at a settlement by May 2016, whereby the new bi-communal, bi-zonal federal Cyprus will be a full member of the EU from day one.

As focus shifts to the day after a settlement, the process of preparing the Turkish Cypriot side to function as part of the EU the day after a solution is now accelerating.

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