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Thursday, 12 December, 2002, 15:03 GMT
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European leaders meet in Copenhagen amid hopes for decisions on enlargement, Turkey's membership ambitions and the future of Cyprus. BBC News Online presents the pick of TV and radio coverage from the summit.


The summit ends - 13 December
Tony Blair
Tony Blair
A financial deal with 10 candidate members paves the way for the largest expansion in EU history. The agreement is reached after member countries pledge to make 1bn euros available to Poland - the largest of the candidate countries.




The summit - 12 December
Turkish campaigner
Turkish campaigner
On the first day of the summit, a timetable is agreed for negotiations on Turkey's entry into the EU. But the government in Ankara is said to be displeased at the timescale.




The Background
Polish farmers want large sums of EU aid
Polish farmers want large sums of EU aid
The list of countries eagerly waiting to join the prosperous EU is lengthy, mostly made up of former eastern bloc countries. The summit will also deal with Turkey's hopes of joining the EU, and plans for a European army.



Cyprus
Cyprus has been divided for 28 years
Cyprus has been divided for 28 years
Intense negotiations are continuing over the future of Cyprus. In November, the UN tabled a plan for the re-unification of Cyprus - and Turkish sources have indicated that significant progress is being made on the deal.



The Issues
Chris Patten, European commissioner
Chris Patten, European commissioner
European politicians this summit is an historic meeting because of the scope of issues being discussed - from enlargement and the re-unification of Cyprus to Europe's relationship with Turkey.



Turkey
Protests in favour of Turkey joining EU
Protests in favour of Turkey joining EU
Turkey's new government will be in Copenhagen lobbying for a deadline to begin its own membership negotiations. But it is likely to be disappointed with the predicted July 2005 starting date.




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