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Iceland’s Parliament Closes for Christmas

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s parliament, Althingi, finished its last sessions before Christmas on Friday and its 63 MPs were free to go on holiday. Almost 20 bills were passed during the MPs’ last workday this year.

Among the bills that were passed on Friday was a controversial law amendment to parliamentary procedures limiting the time of speeches in Althingi, opposed by MPs of the Left Green party.

According to, speaker of Althingi Sturli Bödvarsson said he hoped the parliament and its operations would benefit from this change. Other bills that were passed include amendments to the laws on governing fisheries.

Althingi will resume operations in mid-January 2008.

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