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Eurogroup Responds to Cyprus Crisis: March 16 and March 25, 2013

Eurogroup Responds to Cyprus Crisis: March 16 and March 25, 2013

Eurogroup responds to Cyprus crisis: March 16 and March 25, 2013

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus was the focus of world attention in March 2013 when it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. Following a series of frantic, tense meetings between Cypriot, EU, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials, a deal was cobbled together to prevent a financial meltdown of the country. In return for providing €10 billion ($13 billion) in rescue aid—€9 billion from the EU and €1 billion from the IMF—Cyprus agreed to wind up its second largest bank, undertake a raft of painful economic reforms, raise taxes, and lower public spending. The deal was a relative success in economic terms, notably ...

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