Cyprus' finance minister Vassos Shiarly

Cyprus' finance minister Vassos Shiarly

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Vassos Shiarly, Cyprus' finance minister, center, is seen in this Dec. 4, 2012 photo. The finance chief has said Cyprus’s bailout may amount to 17.5 billion euros, of which the government would get as much as 7 billion euros to pay its bills and refinance debt.