South Iceland Inhabitants Fear Katla Eruption

myrdalsjokull-katla_psInhabitants of the Vestur-Landeyjar district in south Iceland have sent letters to the constituency’s MPs, the Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Icelandic Road Administration and the Civil Defense Department, calling for a secure evacuation route from possible disastrous flooding caused by an eruption in the sub-glacial volcano Katla.

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MP: Fishing Quota System Strangles Seaside Towns

olinathorvardardottir_althingiMP for the Social Democrats Ólína Thorvardardóttir said at parliament yesterday that the fishing quota system is depriving seaside villages of their livelihood, referring to the situation in Flateyri in the West Fjords where the local fisheries company, Eyraroddi, has gone bankrupt, laying off a large part of the workforce.

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Suspicion of Espionage at Iceland’s Parliament

althingishus_psEmployees of the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, called the police to report a computer found in an empty room in the parliamentary building in February last year. The computer is believed to have been part of an espionage mission, as confirmed by Althingi’s office manager Helgi Bernódusson yesterday.

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