Member States Soft Power skills. The impact of Cyprus on EU external actions

Research Paper by Yiannos Ioannou

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The role of Cyprus after the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with other hot topics of external policy.

#Cyprus #EU #COVID-19 #External Policy #Alliances


Abstract

Despite the fact that Cyprus is one of the smallest states of the European Union, with all that this entails in the exercise of external policy, the Republic of Cyprus, the last few years, has taken several initiatives in various areas, especially in building new alliances with its neighbours. The overall objective of this paper is to examine the role of Cyprus as a member state after the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with other hot topics of external policy, such as energy, security, migration, Brexit, solidarity issues as well as the economy today and recent developments and to suggest actions both on local and European level. The paper will aim to answer the question: what is needed for a more united Europe?


About the author

Yiannos Ioannou is a Research Associate at the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs - University of Nicosia. He also works in the Banking Sector. He holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently pursues an MA in International Relations from the University of Nicosia. His research interests include European Integration, Europeanization, Political Economy, Energy Security and Policy and Ethics.