The Cypriot parliament may have thought they were giving the government more leverage to get a better deal.
And in that latter supposition, they may have been right; they certainly know more about Cypriot politics than I do.
And the Cypriot parliament is risking a financial crisis and bank collapse that will be far, far worse than a 6.75% bank levy.
OK, but what about the Cypriot who had spent all her life working and was sitting on 130,000 euros?
On July 7th Cypriot authorities raided the hotel room of a 24 year old Lebanese man traveling on a foreign passport.
Cypriot smokers have thus had their palates prepared for the flavour of the locally grown tobacco.
Children, women, and Cypriot and Albanian sailors now are seen with Desdemona.
Unlike fresh butter, it forms, in season, part of the diet of almost every Cypriot household.
The chief of the caravan making preparations to depart, I went to take leave of the Cypriot ambassadors.
I found there a Cypriot merchant, named Antony, who had resided in this country a long time, and knew the language well.