PARIS, March 18 France is open to a re-worked
version of an EU bailout deal for Cyprus changing the level at
which a tax is imposed on bank accounts, a source close to
President Francois Hollande said on Monday.
"It is a decision that will be made among 17 (euro zone
members) and the ECB but the signals we have sent at this stage
are that that is okay by us," said the source, who spoke on
condition of anonymity.
The Cypriot government is working on a plan to soften the
blow of the bailout deal to smaller savers by tilting more of
the tax towards those with deposits greater than 100,000 euros
($130,700) - many of them Russians.