21 Mar 2013

Cyprus … A Test Case for Future European Banking Policy

John Bruton

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In this CEPS Commentary, the former Irish Prime Minister calls the precedents being set in the Cypriot banking case “troubling” and reflective of a lack of clarity and consistency of thought by both the eurozone Finance Ministers and the European Commission. He welcomes the rejection of the deal by the Cypriot Parliament as it now gives eurozone policy-makers a chance to think again about the underlying philosophy of their approach to the financial crisis.

John Bruton is Chairman of IFSC Ireland, former Prime Minister of Ireland and member of the CEPS Board of Directors.