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Finlands finance minister actually briefed parliament on their position before going to Brussels.

Urpilainen om Cypern: Finlands linje är hård | Hbl.fi/nyheter Urpilainen on Cyprus: The Finnish line is hard | Hbl.fi
Innan Urpilainen åkte till Bryssel mötte hon riksdagens Stora utskott. Det skedde redan klockan sju på morgonen. Det var inte mycket hon kunde säga om Cypern-mötet.Before Urpilainen went to Brussels she met with the Parliamentary Large committe. It was seven o'clock in the morning. There was not much she could say about the Cyprus meeting.
- Vi vet inte hur mycket pengar Cypern behöver. Cypern befinner sig i en mycket svår situation. Utan utomståendes stöd tvingas landet ställa in betalningarna. Nu är frågan hur stora lån Cypern behöver och till vilka lånevillkor.- We do not know how much money Cyprus needs. Cyprus is in a very hard situation. Without outside support the country will be forced to cancel payments. Now the question is how large loans Cyprus needs and on what conditions.
- Finlands linje är hård. Vi utgår från att Cypern på riktigt måste kunna sköta sin ekonomi i framtiden, sade Urpilainen innan hon skyndade till Brysselplanet.- The Finnish line is hard. Our starting point is that Cyprus needs to really be able to handle its economy in the future, said Urpilainen before she hurried to the Brussels plane.


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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 26th, 2013 at 08:24:09 AM EST
After the second meeting, this is said:

Urpilainen: Cypern-paketet i riksdagen efter påsk | Hbl.fi/nyheter Urpilainen: Cyprus package in parliament after Easter | Hbl.fi
Finansminister Jutta Urpilainen (SDP) säger att riksdagen får ta ställning till Cypernlösningen strax efter påsk. Det är meningen att euroländerna fattar de slutliga besluten om stödpaketet nästa månad.Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen (SDP) says that parliament will decide on the Cyprus solution shortly after Easter. The euro countries are meant to make the final decisions on the support package next month.

Urpilainen: Cypern-paketet i riksdagen efter påsk | Hbl.fi/nyheter Urpilainen: Cyprus package in parliament after Easter | Hbl.fi
Urpilainen säger att den lösning som nåddes i natt är mer i enlighet med Finlands mål än den föregående lösningen man kom överens om för en och en halv vecka sedan.Urpilainen says that the solution that was reached last night is more in line with Finland goals then the previous solution they agreed upon one and a half week ago .
Den nya lösningen innebär att placerare med insättningar på över 100 000 euro får ta en stor del av smällen.- Nu kommer placeraransvaret att förverkligas på ett helt nytt sätt och också på ett exceptionellt omfattande sätt. Jag tycker det är en mycket bra och rättvis lösning, sade Urpilainen. The new solution means that investors with deposits over 100 000 euros will take a large part of the hit. - Now the investor resposibility will be made real in a brand new and also exceptionally large way. I think it is a very good and fair solution, said Urpilainen.


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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 26th, 2013 at 08:33:14 AM EST
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Anonymous source in the eurogroup, quote by FT then quoted by Svenska Dagbladet in in Sweden, claims the following:

Stenhård finsk linje bakom Cyperns bankskatt | SvD Hard Finnish position behind Cyprus bank tax | Svenska Dagbladet
Mycket talar för att det var Sveriges grannland Finland som drivit den hårdaste linjen mot Cypern i förhandlingarna. Det har varit känt länge att Tyskland och Finland pläderat för att alla banksparare på Cypern ska vara med och bära kostnaderna vid ett räddningspaket, läs mer i den grekiska tidningen Ekathimerini här.Much points to that it was Sweden's neighbor Finland that has driven the hardest line against Cyprus in the negotiations. It has been long been known that Germany and Finland has pushed that all bank depositors in Cyprus should be carry the costs of a rescue package, read more in the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini here
Men i dagens Financial Times beskrivs just Finland som ännu mer hårdnackat i frågan än Tyskland.But in today's Financial Times Finland is described as even more hardliners then Germany.
"De var i händerna på finländarna, som var mycket mer dogmatiska", säger en högt uppsatt källa inom eurozonen till FT."It was in the hands of the finns, which were much more dogmatic", says a high-ranking source in the euro zone to the FT.

Link to Ekathimerini goes to article in February after the Reuters Summit on the future of the eurozone.

ekathimerini.com | No broad 'bail-in' for Cyprus depositors, ECB says

Germany, Finland and some other eurozone countries are pushing for bank depositors and other investors in Cyprus to carry some of costs of a bailout, both to shield their taxpayers and because of suspicions that wealthy Russians and others have used the island to stash possibly illicit funds.


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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Mar 26th, 2013 at 08:47:21 AM EST
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Hah...wealthy Russians will not stop being wealthy ( think of all that gas and oil laying there) but they will definitely not put their money anywhere near Europe from now on...So...Maybe Europe is just wealthy enough to not need this money from "dirty" Russians???And in the process are punishing Greeks, small depositors for "being lazy"...
Or are they digging their own grave?
How is all this rational? They intentionally created those tax havens...Was it just for the purpose to rob those Russians? Because as far as I can see UK and probably others intend to compensate their "investors" who are losing their money in Cyprus...
It all looks like a pity and petty job because they are "slaughtering the cow just for one steak"...


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Apr 13th, 2013 at 08:27:09 PM EST
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