Premierministerin entschuldigt sich bei der isländischen Nation

Islands Premierministerin Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir entschuldigte sich an Dienstag in einer Parlamentsrede bei der Nation. Anlass für die Rede war der Bankenkollaps vor genau einem Jahr gewesen. Sie sagte, dass die Regierung seit der Bankenprivatisierung zu Beginn des Milleniums vor allem Fahrlässigkeit und Selbstgefälligkeit gepflegt habe.

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Volcanoes in Iceland Preparing to Erupt

The Icelandic volcanoes Hekla and Grímsvötn are likely to erupt shortly, according to geophysicist Páll Einarsson. Katla has been quiet ever since a period of six years of unrest ended in 2005, but Askja should be paid close attention to, he said.

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Three New Prosecutors Appointed in Iceland

Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir appointed three new prosecutors to the office of the special prosecutor yesterday, which is responsible for investigating the banking collapse. Arnthrúdur Thórarinsdóttir, Björn Thorvaldsson and Hólmsteinn Gauti Sigurdsson were chosen from a group of 11 applicants.

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PM Apologizes to Icelandic Nation

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir apologized to the Icelandic nation in her speech in parliament yesterday, on the anniversary of the banking collapse. She said the government had shown negligence and complacency ever since the banks were privatized.

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Iceland Discusses Rejecting IMF Loans

It appears as if a cross-political majority is forming in the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, on reconsidering Iceland’s relations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Chairman of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson doubts that it is in Iceland’s best interest to accept further loans.

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