Bilateral Framework Agreement with Cyprus

Politicians at the inauguration of the centre at the beginning of May 2011
The Turkish-Cypriot politician Dervis Eroglu (left) and the Greek-Cypriot politician Demetris Christofias at the inauguration of the meeting centre in May 2011. © SDC/SECO

In 2007 Switzerland concluded a bilateral framework agreement with Cyprus which sets out the aim, scope, form and use of the enlargement contribution as well as the most important provisions on its implementation. 

The framework agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the government of the Republic of Cyprus concerns the implementation of Swiss-Cyprian cooperation efforts to reduce economic and social disparities within the enlarged European Union (EU). It was concluded on 20 December 2007 and came into effect by exchange of notes on 2 May 2008.

The Framework (core) Agreement (PDF, 57.8 kB)

Annex 1 contains the principles upon which cooperation is based, describes the main strategic guidelines in implementing the contribution, and specifies the thematic focus.

Annex 1 (PDF, 10 Pages, 34.4 kB, English)

Annex 2 defines the practical rules and procedures agreed upon, i.e., the procedures for project submission, project approval, project implementation, payment, controlling, and audits – all are described in detail along with specification of the respective responsibilities.

Annex 2 (PDF, 68.6 kB, English)

The Framework Agreement with Cyprus does not include an Annex 3.