New Mayor for Akureyri and Hafnarfjördur

Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson has been hired as Mayor of Akureyri, north Iceland’s largest town, for the next four years. Meanwhile, Lúdvík Geirsson resigned as Mayor of Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, with Gudmundur Rúnar Árnason taking his place.

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Environment Minister Criticizes Magma Deal

Minister for the Environment Svandís Svavarsdóttir claimed in an interview on RÚV on Saturday that the Ministry of Industry had provided Canadian company Magma Energy with consultancy on how to elude Icelandic laws to acquire a majority stake in the Icelandic energy company HS.

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Mackerel Fishing Popular at Icelandic Piers

A number of people of all ages went fishing for mackerel by the piers in Kópavogur and Keflavík harbor in southwest Iceland last weekend. According to the employees of the Kópavogur harbor, the fish was first noticed on Thursday and the word spread quickly.

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Parlaments-Ombudsmann verlangt Antworten bezüglich Darlehen

Tryggvi Gunnarsson, Ombudsmann für das Isländische Parlament Althingi, schickte eine Anfrage an die Isländische Zentralbank und die Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (FME) bezüglich der Richtlinien, die sie für Finanzinstitute aufgestellt haben, nachdem der Oberste Gerichtshof Islands entschieden hatte, dass Darlehen in Fremdwährungen illegal seien.

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