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Day: May 24, 2005

Sky-high prices on Iceland’s High Street

The EU agency Eurostat has just released a study of prices for clothing and shoes in the countries of the EU 25, the three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), and three EU-candidate countries. Iceland comes in at the top of the list and scores a hefty 149 on a clothing and shoe price index compared to an average score of 100 for the countries polled.

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New vessel enters the Icelandic fishing fleet

A new trawler, Engey RE 1, arrived in Reykjavik over the weekend. At 7800 tons, Engey is not only the newest but also the largest fishing vessel ever to enter service in Iceland. She is over 100 meters long and 20 meters wide.

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Rumble within the R-coalition

The R-coalition formed by the Social Democratic Alliance, the Progressive Party and the Left-Green Party in Reykjavik is debating how to select candidates for next the municipal elections, scheduled for 2006. The three parties have fielded a joint slate of candidates in Reykjavik since gaining power in 1994.

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