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Cyprus MPs under pressure to rethink bank levy

Cypriot employees of the Laiki (Popular) Bank take part in a protest outside parliament on March 21, 2013 in Nicosia. Cypriot politicians were facing increasing pressure to rethink their rejection of a levy on bank deposits, as a deadline to secure an EU Cypriot politicians were facing increasing pressure to rethink their rejection of a levy on bank deposits, as a deadline to secure an EU bailout loomed closer Saturday. They approved the first three of eight measures put forward by the government in their bid to meet the terms of the EU bailout in a late-night session late on Friday.