• 03 Dec, 2021


Capital: Nicosia Official EU language(s): Greek EU member country: since 1 May 2004 Currency: euro. Euro area member since 1 January 2008 Schengen: Cyprus is currently in the process of joining the Schengen area. Figures: Geographical size - population - gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in PPS

Capital: Nicosia
Official EU language(s): Greek
EU Member country as of May 1, 2004
Currency: euro. Eurozone member since January 1st, 2008
Schengen: Cyprus is working towards being a part of the Schengen zone.
Illustrations: Geographical size of the number of people and Gross domestic product (GDP) per person in PPS
The political system
Cyprus is a republic that is president-driven. The president is head of state as well as head of government. Although it joined the EU as a split island, the entirety part of Cyprus remains EU territory. Turkish Cypriots with or are eligible for, EU travel documents are EU citizens. EU legislation is never enforced in regions in which it is believed that the Cypriot administration (Government of Cyprus) cannot exercise any effective control. Cyprus is home to two languages, Greek along with Turkish and only Greek is the official EU language..

Location on the EU map

Economy and trade
The top areas of Cyprus's economy in the year 2018 were retail and wholesale transport, trade, accommodation, and food service (25.3 percent) as well as public administration, defense, education as well as social and human health work (19.3 percent) as well as professional, scientific and technological activities as well as administrative and support activities (10.4 percent).

Trade within the EU makes up 28 percent of Cyprus exports (Greece is 6% and Italy with 2%) in addition to outside within the EU 15% goes into the Cayman Islands and 9% to Libya.

As for imports: 57% are directly from EU Member States (Greece 18 percent and Italy 8 percent) In contrast, outside of the EU 7percent come out of South Korea and 6% from Israel.

Cyprus in the EU
European Parliament
There are six representatives in the European Parliament from Cyprus. Find out who the MEPs are.

European Parliament office in Cyprus El

Council of the EU
The EU Council is the Council of the EU National ministers meeting regularly to approve EU laws and coordinate their policies. Meetings of the Council are often attended by members who are from government officials from the Cypriot government, in accordance with the issue being discussed.

Presidency of the Council of the EU
The Council of the EU doesn't have a permanent single-person head of state (e.g. for the Commission as well as Parliament). The work of the Commission or Parliament is overseen by the nation that holds its Council presidency, and it is rotated every six months.

In these six months, the ministers of that government take the helm and determine the agenda for Council meetings in each policy area and also facilitate dialogue with various EU institutions.

Dates of Cypriot Presidency:

Jul-Dec 2012

Presidency of the Council of the EU

The link below redirects you to an external site The current president of the Council of the EU

European Commission
The Commissioner appointed by Cyprus to the European Commission is Stella Kyriakides who is in charge of Health and Food Safety.

It is the Commission that has representation in every EU country through an office in the local area, referred to as"representation" "representation".

Commission presence in Cyprus

European Economic & Social Committee
Cyprus has five representatives Cyprus has five representatives on the European Economic and Social Committee. This advisory body represents employers as well as workers and other interested groups - is regularly consulted about proposed laws to have a better understanding of potential changes to the working and social conditions in the member countries.

European Committee of the Regions
Cyprus has five members Cyprus has five representatives on the European Committee of the Regions which is the EU's local and regional representatives. The advisory body is regularly consulted on proposed legislation, in order to ensure that the laws taken into consideration are based on the perspectives from each region within the EU.

Permanent representative to the EU
Cyprus also has a direct relationship with EU Institutions through their permanent representative located in Brussels. In its role as Cyprus' "embassy to the EU" the principal job is to make sure that Cyprus' interests and policies are taken care of as efficiently as is possible within the EU.

Budgets and financing
What is the amount Cyprus pay and how much does it receive?
The amount that each EU country contributes to the EU budget is determined fairly in accordance with what it means. The more prosperous your country's economy is, the higher it will pay and vice versa.
The EU budget doesn't seek to redistribute wealth instead it is focused on the requirements of Europeans in general.

2018 data for Cyprus:

Total EU expenditure in Cyprus Total EU spends in Cyprus 0.264 billion. 0.264 billion
(equivalent equivalent to 1.31 percent (equivalent to 1.31% Cypriot economy)
Contribution total to EU budget Total contribution to the EU budget 0.180 billion euros 0.180 billion
(equivalent equivalent to 0.89 percent (equivalent to 0.89 % Cypriot economy)
More details about how to improve the EU budget, revenues, and expenditure:

EU budget in Cyprus
Money & the EU
EU revenue and spending
EU-funded projects are being developed in Cyprus
The money contributed to the EU budget by Cyprus assists in financing programs and projects across the EU countries, such as funding roads, subsidizing research, and preserving environmental protection.

Learn more about the ways in which Cyprus can benefit from EU financing.

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Government of Cyprus

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