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Eva Joly: Iceland Should be a Role Model

Norwegian-French magistrate Eva Joly, who served as assistant to Iceland’s Special Prosecutor after the banking collapse, gave a presentation about the global economic crisis at Harpa, the concert and conference center in Reykjavík on Friday.

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Joly told ruv.is that the progress of investigations carried out by the Special Prosecutor’s Office should make Iceland a role model to other countries. The office has demonstrated great efficiency, she said.

A number of cases have been under investigation since the office was established in December 2008, two months after the banking collapse, and Joly said it is not a given that they can be concluded in three to four years.

For comparison, she spent six years on investigating corruption at the French oil company ELF and judging by her experience, the investigations in Iceland have taken a rather short time. Joly attributes that to efficient democracy and court system.

Click here to read more about the Special Prosecutor’s investigations.


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