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Russia’s UN demand turns heads

Russia has thrown its weight behind the prompt appointment of a special envoy or adviser tasked with addressing the enduring division of Cyprus, a matter that falls under the jurisdiction of the UN Secretary-General. What sets Russia’s position apart is a distinct condition: the chosen envoy must secure the approval of the UN Security Council, introducing an additional layer of oversight and accountability into the equation.

This remarkable turn of events, as brought to light by Philenews, adds a novel dimension to the complex Cyprus situation. Russia has made it clear that the selection of such an envoy could serve as a linchpin in revitalizing and reinvigorating comprehensive negotiations.

Against the backdrop of ongoing discussions at the UN General Assembly in New York, Russia has meticulously laid out four fundamental principles that guide its stance on the longstanding Cyprus issue, which remains divided since the Turkish invasion of 1974.

First and foremost, Moscow champions a resolution that harmonizes with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. These resolutions advocate for the establishment of a bicommunal and bizonal federation on the island, characterized by a singular international legal identity, sovereignty, and citizenship.

Furthermore, Russia emphatically asserts that any final solution model must garner approval from both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, free from external influence, with an unequivocal rejection of arbitrary timetables.

Moscow’s stance also underscores the vital necessity of engaging the permanent members of the Security Council when deliberating the international dimensions of the Cyprus issue.

Russia boldly advocates a departure from the existing guarantee system, historically facilitated by the United Kingdom, Greece, and Turkey. Instead, they propose a shift towards a guarantee system led by the UN Security Council.

Russia’s call for the appointment of a Special Envoy or Adviser, subject to approval by the UN Security Council, holds the potential to breathe new life into a comprehensive negotiation process aimed at resolving the Cyprus issue. This development introduces an innovative perspective into the protracted conflict, underlining Russia’s active role in shaping the future of Cyprus.

[With information sourced from Philenews]

43 undeclared workers uncovered in hotel raids

In July, the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance’s Inspection Service conducted targeted inspections at hotels across Cyprus, revealing 43 undeclared workers. This resulted in 20 Violation Notices and 19 Imposition of Fines, totaling €49,000.

As part of the campaign …

Islington residents, businesses and community groups recognised in 20th Islington in Bloom

People across the borough have been recognised for their efforts to create a greener, healthier, more biodiverse borough for Islington in Bloom’s 20th year.

The competition, which is run jointly by Islington Council and Islington Gardeners, provides an opportunity for

REVIVE: Sustainable fashion and art exhibition inspired by Cypriot cultural heritage

Organised by the Fashion Heritage Network Cyprus (the FHNC), the REVIVE exhibition showcases contemporary sustainable fashion and art inspired by the rich traditions of Cyprus. The FHNC brings together young Cypriot fashion designers and creatives passionate about exploring and celebrating …

UK Cypriot Alexia Chellun’s music and songwriting radiates warmth, compassion and joy

UK Cypriot Alexia Chellun is a versatile artist; she produces music across multiple genres touching listeners all over the world.

A unique aspect of Alexia’s music is how she weaves themes of self-healing, the law of attraction and relaxation into …

UK Cypriot company Cetuem finalists in Pure Beauty Awards 2023

UK Cypriot company Cetuem, a family owned business with a heritage of excellence in the hair, beauty and nail Industry, has had three of its products shortlisted for the  Pure Beauty Awards 2023.

They are:
Cetuem SCR Gold Eye Cleanser

Appeal to find Essex mother and two children missing from London address

Jamie-Leigh Kelly, 31, left a Family Assessment Centre in north-west London on Tuesday, 19 September with her three-year-old daughter

Haringey: No more panicking when relatives pop around unexpectedly

No more panicking when relatives pop around unexpectedly
Buy visitor parking vouchers online and apply them to the car straight away.
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FREE Bulky Waste Collection (for non-electrical items)in Enfield

FREE Bulky Waste Collection (for non-electrical items).
Residents can book the free service for up to six items per collection.

Islington provides free school meals for pupils at council-run nurseries and primary schools

Islington provides free school meals for pupils at council-run nurseries and primary schools, saving families £450 a year per child and guaranteeing them a healthy meal. We’ve been providing free school meals to all primary school children for more than …