Island über Icesave gespalten

althingi-voting-280910_pkEtwa 52 Prozent der Isländer wollen dem Icesave-Gesetzentwurf im nationalen Referendum am 9. April zustimmen. Das hat eine aktuelle Umfrage des Marktforschungsinstituts MMR im Auftrag des Wirtschaftswochenblattes Vidskiptabladid ergeben.

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Reykjavík 9 Will Not Appeal

protests-nov8-08_ipaThe case of the so-called Reykjavík 9, who were accused of attacking the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, during the post-collapse protests, has ended before the courts. None of the four individuals found guilty of minor violations at Reykjavík District Court appealed the verdict.

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Icelander Arrested in Europol Child Abuse Probe

laptop_psAn Icelandic man around 30 years old was arrested as part of Europol’s international investigation of a large child abuse crime organization. The Icelandic police were informed of the man’s conduct last summer and subsequently arrested him and searched his house, as revealed last week.

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DesignMarch Begins in Reykjavík Next Week

designmarch2011-logoDesignMarch, a festival organized by the Iceland Design Center to raise awareness of the growth of design in Iceland, will take place in Reykjavík March 24-27. The festival presents a profusion of events, stimulating lectures and exhibitions which are intended to reflect the diversity of Icelandic design and architecture.

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New Exhibitions at ASÍ Art Museum

glasssculptures_bth-asiThe exhibitions ‘Glass Sculptures’ by Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir, featuring figurative sculptures of vegetative origins, and ‘Endurance’ by Jón Henrysson, “an ode to the slaves of daily life practice,” opened at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík last weekend.

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