A resolution adopted at the 7th EGP Council meeting in Vienna, 12-14 October 2007.
The European Green Party and the members of the Green Parties of Europe welcome the re-initiation of the UN Gambari process of the 8th of July 2006 and encourage both sides on the island to actively continue the search for a viable solution that will reunify the island as early as possible based on the UN resolutions and the principles on which the European Union is based.
We believe it is very important for the working groups of experts and the technical committees to start work on confidence-building measures with a view to narrowing the gap, building trust and enhancing substantive negotiations for a settlement.
Within the framework of the above process, the European Green Party urge the two sides in Cyprus to include as priority matters in the agenda of the working groups and technical committees, the following issues:
- The environmental protection of the areas of Akamas and Karpasia from the imminent danger of tourist development.
- The speeding up of the identification of the missing persons in Cyprus, using the DNA process.
- The demilitarization of Nicosia as proposed by the Cyprus Green Party and agreed by the majority of the political parties of Cyprus (Greek and Turkish Cypriot).