Seventh reason - recent integration into the European Union of Republic of Cyprus nowadays

Fortunately, Cyprus colonial past had proc and cons. British rule brought to this ancient civilization some undoubtedly valuable and useful elements of Anglo-Saxon civilization, during all its presence on the island, up to the formation of the independent Republic of Cyprus in 1959.

Apparently, that the cosmopolitan injections in the past did the trick, and now the Republic of Cyprus has the status of a member of the European Union and of a key bridgehead for two-way investments "Euro area - Middle East". In its turn, now, the EU is the main trading partner of Cyprus.