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​Cyprus to get third tranche of 100 million euro

Published time: December 10, 2013 11:42
AFP Photo/Stefanos Kouratzis

AFP Photo/Stefanos Kouratzis

The Eurogroup has approved a third bailout tranche for Cyprus of 100 million euro before the end of 2013.

The Eurogroup endorsed, in principle, the disbursement of the next tranche of financial assistance to Cyprus,” the Eurogroup statement said.

The IMF Executive Board is scheduled to decide on the disbursement of EUR 86 million on 20 December” the statement added.

Carrying out a privatization program is one of the key conditions set by the Troika of international lenders - the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

In particular, we welcome the firm commitment of the Cypriot authorities to strengthen the privatisation plans as agreed with the Troika institutions,” the statement said.

The privatization plan is expected to provide Cyprus with 1.3 billion euro between 2016 and 2018.

It is expected that the new tranche will be made available to Cyprus by the end of this month after approval by the European Stability Mechanism.

The Troika agreed in March to give Cyprus financial assistance of 10 billion euro so long as the authorities apply a program of rigid economic measures and structural reforms, primarily in the banking industry. They included uninsured deposit cuts in Bank of Cyprus and in Cyprus Popular Bank and their merger. The assistance funds would be allocated by tranches over about three years.

Experts from the Troika have twice checked to confirm Cyprus is following with the obligations of its loans. Cyprus has received two tranches amounting to a total of 4.7 billion euro.

Comments (3)


Charley Kazandwell 11.12.2013 16:35

If you are part of the Eurozone, you don't have control over your "Monetary Policy" and now with proposed "Troika Bailouts" they don't even control their "Fiscal Policies" ----- That means, they only control their budgets. (Government Expenditures) --- which troika limits on what they can do. So, these economies will not Grow, while the Lending nations in EU, will gain .

The EU nations that lent the funds through Troika are going to make a lot of money out these bailouts.

If you lend your money to someone at high interest rates compounded every year, you do the math.


Charley Kazandwell 11.12.2013 16:34

Zeek, the economies in Southern Europe are not miss managed. The plane fact is that other EU economies are large enough or prepared themselves to take a "Financial Hit" and play their cards right. Cyprus lost 10s of billions in investments in the Eurozone, from all these "Fiscal" Controlling policies. Every economy needs improvement, but an economy is always changing and adjusting to the conditions of the external fact.


Konrad3 10.12.2013 14:35

Zeek 10.12.2013 12:39

Why don't these Euro zone finance Ministers pay these bail out sums out of their own pockets instead of using tax payers money to save miss-managed economies?


They don't have that kind on money.

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