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Eva Joly: Iceland Received Harsh Treatment

French-Norwegian magistrate Eva Joly, consultant to Iceland’s special prosecutor appointed to investigate the banking collapse, said in a interview with the German radio station Deutsche Welle on Monday that Europe had treated Iceland harshly.

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When asked how she felt about the reactions of other European states to the crisis in Iceland, Joly replied:

“Iceland has been dealt with in a very rough manner. I think it was a European issue. Iceland is a member of the European Economic Community and it was our common bank system that was involved, the common regulators were involved and I think we could have sought a European solution for Iceland!”

Joly also said that the investigation will take time. “But I think that we can reasonably say that within two or three years, we should have some cases ready to go to court.”

In the interview, Joly reiterated that the Icelandic investigation is more extensive than the French ELF case, where she earned her credentials as a tough magistrate by placing grand fraudsters behind bars.

Click here to read the transcript of the interview with Joly and here to read more about the investigation in Iceland.

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