Toying with the limits of Europe's trust

A dangerous game of brinkmanship over Cyprus is pulling back the curtain on the EU’s frailties. Meanwhile, the country is running out of options fast.

In this year’s blockbuster Disney offering Oz the Great and Powerful,  the curtain is lifted on how a simple circus trickster comes to fool the entire Land of Oz into letting him rule the Emerald City.

Have this week's tortured negotiations over a paltry €10 billion bailout for the tiny nation of Cyprus done the same job of lifting the veil on the all too frail and human workings of the great European Union?


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