Majority of Icelanders Wants to Join EU

The majority of participants in a new opinion poll by Fréttabladid daily, 55.1 percent, want Iceland to apply for EU membership while 44.9 percent say they are against joining the union. Support for EU membership has increased by 19 percent since January 2007.

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Changes at Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank

The British branch of Kaupthing Bank, Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, is preparing to shut down and sell operations that are not directly related to the bank’s core operations and is reorganizing the bank’s remaining company division in Britain.

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Paul Dano Stars in New Icelandic Movie

American actor Paul Dano, who played alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Oscar-winning movie There Will Be Blood, will star in the new film by Icelandic director Dagur Kári Pétursson The Good Heart, which starts shooting in New York in April.

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