URGENT ¥¥¥ EU's Van Rompuy urges implementing Cyprus deal 'as soon as possible'

Herman Van Rompuy, who chairs the European Union Council, on Monday urged that a financial rescue deal clinched after tough overnight talks between Cyprus and its international creditors be enacted "as soon as possible."

Welcoming the agreement "to ensure a sustainable future for Cyprus in the euro area", Van Rompuy said "it is now for all parties to ensure its implementation as soon as possible."