Cyprus was warned, but it refused to listen | Bangkok Post: opinion

Opinion > Opinion

Cyprus was warned, but it refused to listen

- +

The severity of the economic problems in Cyprus puzzles me. When my World Bank colleagues and I were working on Cyprus in the 1980s, we were favourably impressed by our Cypriot counterparts, both in the government and in the private sector. 

They showed good sense and were always willing to listen to suggestions.

They were optimistic but cautious, knowing that as a small country in that particularly volatile region, Cyprus could be vulnerable to even relatively minor shocks.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

3 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments