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Iceland’s PM: Consensus Needed on Reykjavík Airport

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson told ruv.is earlier today that it is time reach a consensus on the future location of Reykjavík Domestic Airport at Vatnsmýri after around 64,000 people have signed a petition protesting its proposed relocation. Sigmundur suggests that the airport stay in Vatnsmýri.

airplane-rvkairport-vatnsmyri_pkPhoto: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

The number of signatures exceeds the 56,000 collected in protest of the Icesave agreement in early 2010.

The government agreement between the Progressive Party and the Independence Party states that the airport is an essential component of transport in the country and for that reason it must be located close to public administration and other services.

Related:

29.08.2013 | Reykjavík Airport Petition Trumps Icesave

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