EU puts ball in Nicosia’s court ahead of controversial deposit levy vote Putin blasts tax plan

The Standard
Monday 18th March, 2013

(23 mins ago) The European Central Bank opened the door to possible amendments to a tough EU bailout deal for Cyprus, arguing it was up to the Cyprus government to ensure the necessary financing. Meanwhile, the president of Cyprus is briefing lawmakers ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on a controversial levy on bank deposits that the cash-strapped country’s creditors have demanded in exchange for a 10 billion euro bailout. ‘;It’s the Cyprus government’s adjustment program, not the Troika’s or any other government’s,” ECB executive board member Joerg Asmussen said in Berlin, AFP report…

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