|President||Nikos Anastasiades (Democratic Rally, since 2013)|
|Population||1 184 800|
|MEPs||6 (joined in 2004)|
|Next presidential election
Next legislative election
|Presidency of the Council||January – June 2026|
|Last meeting with Theresa May||27 September 2016|
|Brexit priorities||Due to the close historical relationship with the UK and the need for the UK’s support for the country’s unification, Cyprus will likely remain close with the UK during and after the Brexit negotiations.|
|What the Cypriot Government said on Brexit||28 September 2016
“[The leaders discussed] the need to achieve a smooth transition to the new status quo,”
|Cyprus’ priorities||The division of Cyprus remains a key issue for the Government and UN-brokered peace talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have gained significant momentum following the election win of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in 2015. Recently, the country has also developed into an important financial hub, especially for investors from Russia and Eastern Europe.|
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