A Future Europe for Cyprus: A Struggle to Overcome the Utopianism of the 1990s and Come to Terms with the Tough Pragmatism of the 2020s
Ever since the debate on the future of the EU was launched on 1 March 2017, not much discussion was discerned in Cyprus. There were some occasional opportunities for citizens to contemplate on the future of the Union, such as a Citizens’ Dialogue on the European Commission’s White Paper that was held in Nicosia in May 2017 in the presence of the Commission Vice-President J. Katainen and held by the European Commission Representation. Very few articles appeared in local newspapers while even fewer TV or radio talk shows tackled the issue. It is also very hard to detect any substantial discussion on social media on the subject matter.