SFO to Investigate Iceland’s Kaupthing

The British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is preparing a formal investigation on the affairs of the failed Kaupthing Bank, due to suspicion that the bank was involved in criminal activity. In August, the SFO collected data to learn more about the bank’s collapse.

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Plans on Shorter Parental Leave Abolished

A provision on shortening the parental leave in Iceland has been taken out of a bill presented by the minister for social affairs, as Sigrídur Ingibjörg Ingadóttir, chairperson of the Athingi Parliament’s Social Affairs Committee, stated last weekend.

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Innovation Center Opens in Reykjavík

Mayor of Reykjavík Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir opens a new innovation center in the old Toppstödin power station on Rafstödvarvegur 4 in Ellidaárdalur valley in Reykjavík at 3 pm today. Afterwards, people are invited to visit the station from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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Protest gegen Kindergartenkürzungen

Der Haushaltsentwurf 2010 der Stadt Reykjavík sieht Kürzungen in Höhe von 100 Millionen ISK (543.000 Euro) im Kindergartenbereich vor. Der Verband der Elternvereine, Börnin okkar („Unsere Kinder“), fordert von der Stadt andere Prioritäten.

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Informal Online Vote on Icesave in Iceland

An informal national election on whether the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, should approve the state guarantee in the Icesave agreement with the UK and the Netherlands began on the internet yesterday. People can obtain a code for voting at their online bank.

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