MP Considers Suing Over Magma Energy Decision

Margrét Tryggvadóttir, an MP for the political party the Movement, said on Monday after a meeting with the Althingi parliament’s Industry Committee that she will look into whether there is reason to sue over the decision of the Committee on Foreign Investment to permit Canadian company Magma Energy to acquire the majority of shares in Icelandic energy company HS to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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Birth Control Ban Imposed in South Iceland Town?

Children are sorely needed in the town Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pop. 125) in south Iceland. There will be no 1st grade class for six-year-olds at the local elementary school in the coming autumn for the first time in the school’s history. Gudmundur Ingi Ingason, the chairman of the Skaftárhreppur district council, has thought of imposing a birth control ban.

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Iceland’s Foreign Minister Meets Vice-President of China

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphédinsson met Vice-President of China Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. At the meeting they made a formal agreement for the two countries to collaborate on harnessing geothermal energy in developing countries, especially in Eastern Africa, which is rich in geothermal energy.

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IWF fordert höhere Steuern

Der Internationale Währungs-Fonds (IWF) schlägt vor, dass die Isländische Regierung die Mehrwertsteuer (MWSt) auf Lebensmittel von sieben auf 25,5 Prozent erhöht, um die Einnahmen der Staatskasse zu erhöhen.

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