• 19 December 1972: Signing of an Association Agreement between Cyprus and the European Economic Community which came into force on 1 June 1973.
  • 4 July 1990: Cyprus applies for membership to the European Communities.
  • 31 March 1998: Accession negotiations between Cyprus and the EU start.
  • 13 December 2002: The European Council decides in Copenhagen to admit Cyprus as a new member state of the European Union.
  • 16 April 2003: Cyprus signs the Treaty of Accession in Athens.
  • 1 May 2004: Cyprus becomes a member of the EU.
 
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