If Europe and the International Monetary Fund balk at bailing out Cyprus, which accounts for only 0.19 percent of the eurozone's economy, the country could face bankruptcy within months, possibly forcing it to leave the eurozone.
Moscovici hinted that Europeans wouldn't let Cyprus down, stressing that the priority must be to secure "the integrity of the eurozone."
Toby Sterling in Amsterdam contributed reporting. Juergen Baetz can be reached on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jbaetz . Don Melvin can be reached at http://twitter.com/Don_Melvin .
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