Threatened to Leave Home Within One Week

“I’m not moving one foot before I find a new home,” says Jenný Jóakimsdóttir, a resident of Hafnarfjörður who has been told to leave her apartment within one week, by order of its new owner—a private company owned by the Central Bank of Iceland.

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Who is the Fake Man?

Icelandic media are abuzz today about “the fake foreign man” who was among the biggest debtors of the failed old Icelandic banks before the 2008 crash. The name does not refer to a specific individual; it is actually a collective term for a number of unknown overseas legal entities.

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Panama Papers sind Déja-vu Erlebnis

Die neusten Enthüllungen über finanzielle Machenschaften einflussreicher Persönlichkeiten aus der isländischen Politik und den Rentenfonds spiegeln die besorgniserregenden Geschäftspraktiken wider, die der berühmte Parlamentsbericht von 2010 über den Finanzcrash aufgelistet hatte, befindet der Politikwissenschaftler Birgir Guðmundsson von der Universität in Akureyri.

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