Iceland Foreign Minister Presents Rift Valley Geothermal Project

ossur_geothermal_world_bank_agreement_signingIcelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson today presented the most extensive development project Iceland has participated in, an international project on geothermal feasibility assessments and test drilling. The project includes the World Bank Global Geothermal Development Plan, estimated to amount to USD 500 million (ISK 64 billion, EUR 393 million).

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Nursing Home Chair Resigns Due to Financial Blunder

rvkseaside_pkFormer Mayor of Reykjavík Vilhjálmur Þ. Vilhjálmsson announced to the board of Eir, which runs a nursing home and safety apartments for the elderly in the capital, yesterday that he will step down as chair due to its difficult financial situation: Eir owes ISK 8 billion (USD 62 million, EUR 49 million) and is technically bankrupt.

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Erfolgreiche Notfallchirurgie in Island

ambulance_psPatienten mit Thoraxtraumata haben in Island eine bessere Überlebenschance als in anderen Ländern, nicht zuletzt, weil der Transportweg ins Krankenhaus nach Reykjavík kürzer ist, weil die Blutbank gut bestückt ist und das medizinische Personal hervorragend kooperiert.

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