Greek Cyprus parliament ratified the European Union's Lisbon Treaty on Thursday despite opposition from the largest party in government.
Deputies of the communist AKEL party voted against the treaty, saying that the document turns the bloc into a "instrument" of NATO.
Thursdays vote makes the eastern Mediterranean island the 20th member to ratify the treaty after deputies in the 56-seat parliament voted 31-17 in favour.
The remaining parliamentarians were either not present at the ballot or either abstained from the vote.
Greek Cyprus joined the 27-member bloc in 2004 and introduced the European euro currency on January 1 this year.
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