Cyprus lawmakers vote on key bills aimed at securing a broader bailout package from international creditors
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Cyprus MPs in key bailout talks

MPs in Cyprus have voted to restructure the island's banks - one of several measures to ease a financial crisis that has hit eurozone confidence.

They have also approved a "national solidarity fund" and capital controls to prevent a bank run.

Cyprus needs to raise 5.8bn euros (£4.9bn; $7.5bn) to qualify for a 10bn-euro bailout.

James Kelly reports.

  • 23 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe
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