The president of Cyprus has said he is trying to amend a detested bailout plan that would tax bank deposits across the country to reduce its effect on small savers.
Among those who would be affected by the plan are British ex-pats and British service personnel - although the UK Government has said British forces would be compensated for any losses.
In a nationally televised speech, President Nicos Anastasiades also urged lawmakers to approve the bailout plan Monday, saying it is essential to save the country from bankruptcy.
"I completely share the unpleasant sentiment that this difficult and onerous decision has caused," he said.
"That's why I continue to give battle so that the decisions of the eurozone are amended in the next hours to limit the effect on small depositors."
Cyprus' rescue deal has sent shivers through southern Europe after a key eurozone figure said it would be a model for future bailouts.
The future is uncertain for the people who must live with the consequences of Cyprus' "painful" bailout deal.
The Dutch Finance Minister has said the bank levy 'bail-in' on large depositors "pushes back the risks" from the rest of the eurozone.