"Bound by the past
By K.I. Angelopoulos
The outcome of the EU�s Brussels summit should prompt neither euphoric statements by the ruling party nor a harsh critique from the opposition. What the European governments agreed on with respect to Ankara�s EU bid, Turkey�s recognition of the Republic of Cyprus and references to Greek-Turkish disputes in the summit�s conclusions, are not separate political chapters. They did not make a simultaneous appearance on the diplomatic stage so that they could get emergency treatment. The ruling New Democracy party and opposition PASOK, which was in power between 1993 and March 2004, are both well aware of the true implications of these issues."
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