Greek Cyprus accuses IMF and Germany
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Greek Cypriot Finance Ministry permanent secretary Patsalides . REUTERS photoOne of Greek Cyprus’s most senior civil servants has likened his country’s treatment by Germany and the IMF to the shooting of a pigeon with an atomic bomb, saying they had destroyed an economic system that worked.
Christos Patsalides, permanent secretary of Greek Cyprus’s Ministry of Finance, also described the international lenders as “forces of occupation” that cared nothing for human rights.
Patsalides took part in the recent bailout negotiations between Greek Cyprus and the EU and IMF.
Patsalides told the inquiry that an “unrelenting” team of technocrats had dispensed savage fiscal punishment to cash-starved Greek Cyprus.