Islands EU-Beitritt Priorität für Schweden

Der schwedische Aussenminister Carl Bildt hat gestern auf einer Pressekonferenz in Reykjavík verkündet, dass der EU-Beitritt Islands Priorität für Schweden während ihrer anstehenden sechsmonatigen EU-Präsidentschaft haben wird. Die Pressekonferenz fand im Rahmen eines Treffens der nordischen Aussenminister statt.

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Taucher säubern Unterwasser-Hydrothermal-Quellen

Eine Gruppe von isländischen und ausländischen Tauchern haben letzte Woche die Hydrothermal-Quellen auf dem Meeresboden im Fjord Eyjafjördur in Nordisland für die kommende Tauchsaison gesäubert. Diese Schloten mit ihren weissen Säulen sind einzigartige und mittlerweile sehr populäre Ziele für Taucher.

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Iceland Presents New Policy in Cod Fishing

The government has formed a new five-year harnessing policy in cod fishing. It states that the fishing percentage can never exceed 20 percent of the reference cod stock. It means that the cod quota will always been determined in consistency with the advice of the Icelandic Marine Research Institute.

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Mayor of Kópavogur Will Not Resign

Mayor of Kópavogur Gunnar Birgisson is not planning to respond to calls for his resignation from the opposition in the town council due to extensive trade between Kópavogsbaer municipality and a company owned by Birgisson’s daughter.

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PM: New Icesave Deal Made If It Cripples Iceland

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir stated yesterday that the agreement between Iceland, the UK and the Netherlands on Iceland’s obligations towards Landsbanki’s Icesave depositors, assumes that it will be reviewed in case the state’s debt capacity is questioned.

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Major Drug Bust in Iceland

Three men are currently in custody because of an extensive drug case believed to be connected with crime circles in many different countries. The first man was arrested after a few kilos of hard drugs were discovered in an express postal delivery to Iceland.

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