This claim will be judged TRUE is by 20013-12-31 23:59:59, any of the following occurs:
The event of new countries joining the European Union is explicitly excluded from this claim (other claims cover this); however, as soon as these new countries become member-states of the European Union, they are included and changes to their borders can result in this claim being judged true.
Only events that take place within Europe are valid for this claim, Europe being limited by the traditional borders of the Ural, the Caucasus and the Bosporus.
The border changes have to be recognized by the bodies of the European Union.
Notice that events that make the first two conditions true not necessarily make the third condition true. The following examples should clarify this and make the intent of the claim clearer:
Inspiration for this claim comes from the following two claims:
As of July 2008 there are discussions between the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus that may lead to it's reunification. Should that occur, I will not accept that event as sufficient to judge this claim "YES". The international community, including the countries of the European Union, does not recognize the Turkish part of Cyprus as an independent country.