Icelandair Group Makes a Profit

icelandair-flugvel_psIcelandair Group made a profit before tax, interest and depreciation (EBITDA) of 12.6 billion ISK (100 million USD, 80 million €) in 2010. This is the best results in the history of the company according to company CEO, Björgólfur Jóhannsson, an improvement of ISK 4.4 billion over the 2009 figure.

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Petitionsliste für Icesave

icesave-logoAuf der Website kjosum.is ist eine Petition gestartet worden. Bürger können hier ihre Unterschrift hinterlassen, wenn sie möchten, dass das isländische Parlament Althingi den neuen Icesave-Gesetzentwurf ablehnt.

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Blogger Found Guilty of Libel in Lúkas the Dog Case

icelandickrona_ipaA woman from Reykjanesbaer, southwest Iceland, who is in her late twenties, has been found guilty of libel in the case of Lúkas the dog, which was rumored to have been brutally killed but was later found alive near its home in Akureyri, north Iceland. She is to pay the man she accused of having killed the dog damages.

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Customs Confiscate Erectile Dysfunction Medicine

eimskip-gamar_psCustoms officers found 500 portions of the erectile dysfunction medicine Kamagra in a container on board the transport vessel Arnarfell when it arrived to Reykjavík on Wednesday. The following day customs officers at Keflavík International Airport found 2,000 portions of the same drug.

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Umweltministerin: Kein Grund für Rücktritt

svandissvavarsdottir_althingiUmweltministerin Svandís Svavarsdóttir ist nicht der Meinung dass das aktuelle Urteil des Obersten Gerichtshofs zum Urridafoss Kraftwerk ein Armutszeugnis für ihre Arbeit ist. Das Gericht hatte ihre Weigerung, den Flurplan für das Kraftwerk abzulehnen, für ungesetzlich befunden.

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Iceland’s Foreign Minister Visits Eastern Europe

ossur-polandfeb2011_mfaIcelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphédinsson met his Polish counterpart, Radoslaw Sikorski, in Warsaw yesterday. Poland will take over the leadership of the European Council on July 1, 2011, and it is assumed that a few chapters of Iceland’s membership talks with the European Union will open during Poland’s chairmanship.

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