Not Charged for Money Laundering

According to TV-station Stöð 2 Evening News, fourteen months ago, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police had access to documents from Kaupthing Bank in Luxembourg concerning accounts of Baugur-owned companies on the grounds of suspected money laundering.

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Paternity leave popular

According to a new report from the State Social Security Institute (SSSI) (Tryggingastofnun ríkisins), Icelandic fathers are increasingly taking advantage of their entitlement to paternity leave. 49.5 per cent of those paid from the SSSI Childbirth Fund were fathers, up from 46.3 per cent the previous year. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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