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Economists from the IMF, the ECB and the EU arrive in Nicosia, Cyprus July 3. EPA photo

Economists from the IMF, the ECB and the EU arrive in Nicosia, Cyprus July 3. EPA photo

Greek Cyprus says it has begun talks with officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to gauge how much money it needs from the EU bailout fund for its troubled banks.

The Finance Ministry said in a statement yesterday the officials will meet with government and central bank authorities, as well banking officials, union leaders and politicians over the next few days. It said the meetings are only exploratory and that no negotiations on possible austerity measures will be held yet.

Greek Cyprus last week became the fifth EU country to ask for financial aid from its partners in the common currency union. The tiny island nation needs at least $2.9 billion to support is banking system, which is heavily exposed to Greek debts.

July/04/2012

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john albay

7/4/2012 10:35:47 AM

what a disgrace for the puppet greek zone of cyprus 3 days into being the presidentcy of the EU has to go to the EU/IMF with its begging bowl for a bail out! No country will take greek cyprus seriously as they cant even keep their mini statelets household in order.
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