Cyprus: President Anastadies, we will ask EU for more help

He has already discussed additional aid with Rehn

12 April, 13:42

    Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (archive) Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (archive)

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA - Cyprus will ask the EU for 'more help', President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday. The president said he had already discussed the issue with Olli Rehn, European commissioner for economic affairs, just as eurozone finance ministers are meeting in Dublin for the Ecofin summit.

    'It has been done', Ansastasiades told reporters. 'We have taken these contacts as we are trying to do our best under the current circumstances' to reach the objectives set for the crisis-hit country, he noted.

    In letters sent to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said Anastasiades, 'we stressed the need for a change in EU policies towards Cyprus by granting more aid and taking into consideration the difficulties we will have to face due to the economic crisis and the measures that have been imposed'.

    The president did not provide further details. (ANSAmed)

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