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Eva Joly Satisfied with Iceland Crisis Report

By Iceland Review

Norwegian-French magistrate Eva Joly, who serves as assistant to Iceland’s Special Prosecutor for the banking collapse, said the report published by the Special Investigative Committee on April 12, which analyzes the causes of the collapse, is well written.

Eva Joly (right) meets Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir on Friday. Courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Joly told ruv.is that the report shows bravery, which is rarely seen, and provides investigators with a correct picture of the events that led to the collapse in October 2008.

Now the Special Prosecutor’s office requires reinforcement, Joly said, a staff of 80 instead of 29 and more funding.

Joly met Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir for the first time on Friday and said the PM had convinced her that the Icelandic government would do everything in its power to provide investigators with the resources they need.

Joly also said that people would soon see the results of the Special Prosecutor’s investigation and that the first charges will be filed in the coming months.

Click here to read more about the Special Prosecutor.

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