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Althingi into Final Stretch before Summer Holiday

MPs are heading into their last stretch before summer holidays begin the day after tomorrow. In order to finish, many bills have to be postponed until autumn, said Ásta Ragnheidur Jóhannesdóttir, the President of Althingi, Iceland’s parliament, to Fréttabladid.

Althingi Chamber. IPA Photo

“Some of these matters can easily wait until fall, when the Althingi reconvenes in September,” she said.

She stated that this would give MPs time to review bills more thoroughly before they are passed. According to Althingi’s plan, the last meeting before summer holidays is tomorrow but many important bills have not yet been passed.

Such bills include those regarding the immense debt problems of tens of thousands of Icelandic families who have been desperately waiting for debt relief and measures to prevent them from bankruptcy.

Jóhannesdóttir said that these bills would be discussed at Althingi today and tomorrow and would hopefully be passed in good cooperation of all parties.

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