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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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