Presidential Candidates Attend Civic Meeting

bessastadir_pkThe seven candidates running for the presidential election on June 30 all attended a civic meeting held by the Constitutional Society at Iðnó in Reykjavík on Wednesday evening. The meeting was entitled “The President, Presidential Office and the New Constitution.”

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Damages Still Paid to South Iceland Volcano Regions

eruption-eyjafj-ash-farm_psThe Icelandic government decided at a cabinet meeting this week to contribute ISK 139 million (USD 1.1 million, EUR 850,000) in additional funding towards pressing projects in the regions in south Iceland that were hit by the volcanic eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull and Grímsvötn in 2010 and 2011.

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Rolex Raiders Confess in Iceland Court

laugavegur-psThe two defendants currently on trial at Reykjavík District Court, known as the “Rolex Raiders”, confessed to having been party to the robbery of the watchmaker’s store Frank Michelsen on Laugavegur in Reykjavík last October at the filing of their case yesterday.

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Iceland and Britain Sign Energy Agreement

hellisheidi-power-plant_psActing Icelandic Minister of Industry Oddný G. Harðardóttir and British Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change Charles Hendry signed a declaration of intent at the Hellisheiði power plant just outside Reykjavík yesterday.

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