The volume Linked by History – United by Choice: Cyprus and its European Union Partners, is published on the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union Council. It aims to present the multi-faceted relations between Cyprus and its European Partners, through time. The volume is the result of wide-ranging research, undertaken by the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. The research base is part of the Programme “Evrodaktylios”, which aims at creating a databank regarding the political, diplomatic, cultural, commercial and other relations between Cyprus and the countries of the EU. Based on this research, a volume on the bilateral relations between Cyprus and the country holding the EU presidency has been produced biannually for the last years. Four such volumes have been published to date, on Cyprus’ relations with Spain, Hungary, Poland, and Denmark.
– From the Introduction