Aphrodite is Angry is a political essay of approximately 15,000 words on the 2013 financial crisis in Cyprus.
‘Aphrodite is Angry’ sums up the feelings of the Cypriot people during their country's bailout negotiations in March 2013. This essay aims to explain how EU governments and international organizations (such as the Troika) reacted to and played a role in the bail-in of depositors of Cypriot banks in order for Cyprus to receive a bailout.
Through interwoven facts from various sources, this essay looks at how various countries and organisations allowed the Cyprus bailout negotiations to unfold as well as examining how public perception influenced countries’ domestic and foreign policies.
The essay examines how Cyprus was singled out for a bail-in in order to obtain the bailout, thereby destroying the economy of a country with no natural resources.