Cyprus crisis: the island sweats under the harsh spotlight

Islanders remain split over the actions of their politicians last week as they ponder the potential fallout, writes Peter Stevenson in Nicosia.

24th March, 2013

Uncertainty still fills the air on the streets of Cyprus a week after initial reports came out about the Eurogroup's demand that the country's depositors contribute to the country's bailout. As talks came to a head late last week, members of the public continued to clamour outside bank ATMs and supermarkets.

What used to be an island of easygoing, yet passionate people has become a circus overnight as populist politicians fill the airwaves with opinions...

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