Chairman of the Althingi parliament’s Budget Committee, Gudbjartur Hannesson (pictured), said all requests to lift confidentiality from documents on the Icesave dispute have been complied with.
However, such a request was never received in regard to the email exchange between Indridi H. Thorláksson, assistant to the finance minister, and Mark Flanagan, the International Monetary Fund representative to Iceland, Hannesson told Fréttabladid.
MPs could read the emails, along with other Icesave-related documents, in a closed room in the parliamentary building, provided they kept the content confidential. This arrangement has been in place since June. The public could access a list of confidential documents on the website island.is.
However, on Sunday, the emails between Thorláksson and Flanagan were posted on Wikileaks. Following the publication, some MPs of the opposition parties demanded that all Icesave-related documents be made public.
The content of the emails was reported on in the Icelandic media yesterday. Thorláksson told RÚV that he had believed the emails would be safe.
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