Aus dem Finanzministerium: die Gesamtstaatsschuld

Eine am 16. März veröffentlichte Pressemitteilung des isländischen Finanzministeriums deckt auf, dass sich die Gesamtschulden des Staatshaushaltes Ende 2009 auf 78 Prozent des Bruttosozialproduktes belaufen. Die Nettoschulden (also die ohne die Vermögenswerte) werden mit 39 Prozent des BSP beziffert.

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Marine Cable from Iceland to Scotland?

The main producers of marine electric cables believe it is viable to establish such a cable from Iceland to Scotland. The cost would probably be considerably lower than what it cost to construct the Kárahnjúkar dam and industrial companies in Europe would pay up to four times the price which large-scale industrial companies in Iceland pay for energy.

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Björk and Gondry to Collaborate on Music Project

Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk and French director Michel Gondry are working on a project which will be much more extensive than a conventional music video. Gondry has described the project as “very ambitious, like a sci-fi musical… maybe more suitable for museums. Like 40-minute IMAX in 3D.”

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Arsonist Responsible for Sandgerdi Fire?

Police suspect that someone set the old fishmeal factory in Sandgerdi, in Iceland’s southwestern region of Sudurnes, on fire on Tuesday night. The source of the fire remains unknown but police have ruled out common fire starters, such as electricity.

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New Plan to Tackle Household Debt in Iceland

Representatives of the Icelandic government, including Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir and Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, announced various new resources to solve the debt problems of households at a press conference in the Culture House yesterday.

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