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Cyprus and the Financial Crisis, 1st ed. 2015 The Controversial Bailout and What it Means for the Eurozone

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Cyprus and the Financial Crisis
The 2012-2013 economic crisis in the Republic of Cyprus is commonly attributed to a number of factors, including the exposure of Cypriot banks to over leveraged local property companies; the knock-on effect of the Greek government debt crisis; and international credit rating agencies downgrading the Cypriot government's bond credit status. What followed was unexpected and controversial: a bailout on condition of a one-time bank deposit levy on all uninsured deposits in the country's second-largest bank, the Cyprus Popular Bank; and on the uninsured deposits of large proportion of the island's largest commercial bank, the Bank of Cyprus. Many have questioned the implications of Cyprus' ties with the Russian financial system, as well as the draconian and unprecedented bailout terms imposed on the Cypriot population by the Eurozone. There has been little written from the Cypriot perspective on these events. This book presents a study of the events surrounding the recent Cypriot Financial Crisis and its impact on the Eurozone. It incorporates insights from leading protagonists in the Cypriot government and banking sectors and focuses on qualitative research to assess the events that formed the backdrop of the crisis. The book analyzes the policies of many public and private institutions and presents the crisis alongside other Eurozone bailouts to compare and contextualize the ongoing issues. Cyprus and the Financial Crisis also explains the political and historical backdrop of the events, including the wider Cypriot experience since the 1974 invasion, and the unravelling financial relationship between Cyprus, Greece and Russia. It incorporates the views of Cypriots from a wide and diverse spectrum, and presents the resilience of the island in fighting back to beat forecasts for recovery, helped by the Eldorado of gas finds off its southern shores.
Introduction
1. Birth Of A Nation
The Road To Independence; Nationhood, Its Costs And Consequences; A Unified Country Breaks Down, 1963-64;
2. Forever Divided?
The Turkish Invasion And Its Aftermath; A Final Hope? The Annan Plan, 2002-2004
3. The Financial Crisis Spreads To Cyprus
The Single Currency And International Finance; Akel: An Easy Target For Blame?
Greece, The Psi, And Sacrifice Of Cyprus; Greek Fallout In Cyprus; Casino Economics And Political Games; From Bailouts To Bail-In
4. Bailouts And Bail-Ins
The Cyprus Experiment; International Reactions To The Bail-In; The Piraeus Asset Transfer; Austerity, Banking And Housing Bubble Parallels; Cyprus And The Politicised 'Russian' Connection
5. The Cypriot Recovery And Strategic Challenges
Banking Confidence And The Eurozone; The Rapid Recovery Of Cyprus; Natural Gas And The Strategic Conflict With Turkey
6. Bail-In And The Future Of The Eurozone
A Dream Undone? Monetary Union: Stability Or Systemic Weakness?
Conclusion
Bibliography
John Theodore BA LLM Barrister - at- Law.

John Theodore is a trained barrister who has published in International law journals. He has spent over 30 years of his professional working life internationally on EU funded projects and leading teams from the UK university and banking sector advising businesses across Europe.

He is both an academic and an experienced practitioner in the delivery of prestigious EU projects and commercial contracts in Eastern Europe, Cyprus and other EU destinations. He is currently a Director of a Research and Consultancy Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University, specializing in the delivery of EU funded international projects, and has a strong network of contacts in the European Parliament, European Commission and in the Cyprus business and political establishment.

As an academic he has published in a number of leading legal journals focusing on the Cyprus situation post-independence and on its relations with the UN and the role that the UN has played through UNFICYP, the UN peacekeeping force on the island. He documented the operations of the United Nations Peacekeeping forces from 1964 through the next few decades and in the 1970's has interviewed leaders of both the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities prior to the 1974 invasion, as well as UN military commanders and the Undersecretary-General of the UN in New York for Special Political Affairs.

He has been a speaker at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels and in recent years an adviser on business tourism to a number of MEPs in Brussels. He has also been an adviser and visiting professor at Warsaw University of Applied Sciences where he was awarded the Senate Medal of Merit.


 
Jonathan Theodore BA, M. St. (Oxon) PhD. London

Jonathan graduated from Christ Church Oxford with a First in Modern History together with a postgraduate Master's, where he also edited Cherwell. He has recently completed a PhD at King's Coll

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