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EP Vice President Urges Iceland to Sue Britain

Diana Wallis, Vice President of the European Parliament and Member of the European Parliament for the Liberal Democrats for Yorkshire and the Humber, said in an interview that Iceland should not be afraid to take the dispute with Britain to British Courts.

“To my understanding Icelandic authorities have already offered British authorities to take the matter to the European Court of Justice, but Britain refused,” Wallis told Morgunbladid, referring to the dispute between Iceland and Britain because of Landsbanki’s Icesave deposit accounts in the UK.

“If I were in the position of Icelandic authorities I would not be hesitant to take the case to the British courts because they are not afraid to rule against their own government,” Wallis added.

In response to rumors that Britain is opposed to having the IMF board accept the economic stabilization program for Iceland before Iceland and Britain have reached a conclusion on the Icesave dispute, Wallis commented:

“I have heard this rumor too, but I don’t know whether it’s true or not. If it is true, I would be hugely disappointed because in my opinion the action taken by Britain against Iceland in the name of the anti-terrorism legislation only made a bad situation worse.”

Wallis emphasized that European nations should support each other during these difficult times.

Click here to read more about the rumor, which no one has been willing to confirm.

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