Iceland-European Union Mackerel Feud Ongoing

sigurdur-ingi-johannsson-af_raduneytisvefMaria Damanaki, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is threatening economic sanctions against Iceland if an agreement in the mackerel dispute is not reached within few weeks. She is not willing to wait until October this year to continue the negotiations.

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Handball Hero Bids Farewell to National Team

handball-bronze-team_goOne of Iceland’s handball success stories is Ólafur Stefánsson, who played with the national team in 2008 when Iceland won the Olympic silver medal. He recently stated that his last game for the Icelandic national team will be against Romania in Reykjavík on Sunday.

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Herjólfur bekommt Konkurrenz

landeyjahofn-herjolfur-200710_psEin weiteres Fährschiff wird demnächst Reisende auf die Westmännerinseln bringen. Die Ísafold, ein Fahrgastschiff von 177 Bruttoregistertonnen, steht nun im Besitz des auf den Inseln ansässigen Reiseveranstalters Viking Tours und soll ab diesem Sommer Fahrten anbieten.

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