One Of The Nastiest And Most Immoral Political Acts In Modern Times -- Max Hastings, The Daily Mail
People who rob old ladies in the street, or hold up security vans, are branded as thieves. Yet when Germany presides over a heist of billions of pounds from private savers’ Cyprus bank accounts, to ‘save the euro’ for the hundredth time, this is claimed as high statesmanship.
It is nothing of the sort. The deal to secure a €10 billion German bailout of the bankrupt Mediterranean island is one of the nastiest and most immoral political acts of modern times.
It has struck fear into the hearts of hundreds of millions of European citizens, because it establishes a dire precedent.
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials On The EU - Cyprus Crisis
Why has Moscow gone silent about Russian money in Cyprus? -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor
A bailout for Cyprus, a geopolitical failure for Russia -- Max Fisher, Washington Post
Moscow’s Mysterious Move on Cyprus -- Owen Matthews, Daily Beast
Cyprus bailout: Russia misses chance for natural gas -- Jen Alic, Christian Science Monitor
Cyprus bailout: Europe's love just got even tougher -- Bill Emmott, The Guardian
Cypriot bailout shows troika to be hapless incompetents -- Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
The Real Meaning of Cyprus -- Jim O'Neil, Barrons
Cyprus rescue marks "game-changer" for Europe's banks -- Reuters
Cyprus Bailout: Everything You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell -- Forbes
Euro zone bonds stabilise but Cyprus tension persists -- Reuters
Cyprus Deal Sparks Anti-German Mood — and Defenders -- Harvey Morris, International Herald Tribune
Cyprus: Europe Rolls the Dice on its Banks -- Karl Whelan, ForbesQ&A-What next after Cyprus bailout? -- Paul Taylor, Reuters
For Cyprus, a Better Bad Deal -- New York Times editorial