„Mit Island wurde nicht gerade zimperlich umgegangen“

Die norwegisch-französische Richterin Eva Joly, Islands Sonderberaterin und Ermittlerin im Finanzskandal, gab kürzlich dem Radiosender Deutsche Welle ein Interview. Auf die Frage, wie sie die europäischen Reaktionen auf den isländischen Finanzskandal empfunden habe, antwortete sie: „Mit Island wurde nicht gerade zimperlich umgegangen.“

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Historic Building Renovated in North Iceland

A historic 120-year-old building in the heart of Saudárkrókur in north Iceland, Kaffi Krókur, has been renovated to its near-original state after catching fire and being deemed irreparable in January 2008. The building served as a café before the fire, but originally housed the offices of the town’s sheriff.

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Ministers Oppose Writing off Billionaire Kaupthing Debt

In response to a request from Björgólfur Gudmundsson and Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson that Kaupthing bank write off a loan used to acquire a controlling share in Landsbanki bank, Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon says that he cannot comment in his role as minister, but that he condemns the proposal as a citizen.

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Björk Releases Video Collection

Singer-songwriter Björk releases her latest work, Voltaic, today, a collection of concert and music videos and other material which was shot and recorded during a two-year period in connection with her 2007 studio album Volta.

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Center for Norse Mythology Opens in Iceland

A center for Norse mythology has been established in Idavellir (formerly known as Eden) in Hveragerdi, southwest Iceland. The exhibition “Urdarbrunnur,” on the Norse world image by Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, and Ingunn Ásdísardóttir, the illustrator and author of the popular children’s book Örlög gudanna, opens in the center today.

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