2012 On 1st July Cyprus assumes the six-month Presidency of the Council of the Eropean Union (EU)
2008 On 1st January Cyprus joins the eurozone.
2004 On 1st May Cyprus becomes a member of the EU.
2003 Cyprus signs the Treaty of Accession to the EU in Athens.
1998 Accession negotiations between Cyprus and the EU commence.
1994 The EU Corfu Summit decides that the next phase of enlargement will include Cyprus and Malta.
1993 The European Commission issues its positive opinion on the membership application of Cyprus.
1990 The Republic of Cyprus applies for membership to the EU.
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