Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir reviewed the task list that her government planned to complete before the elections on April 25 in a press conference yesterday, checking off 39 out of 50 items. The remaining items are being worked on, she stated.
Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
“Once they are finished, we will have completed the entire task list that this government laid out and planned to execute during this short period of time we had,” Sigurdardóttir said. Her government has been in power since the beginning of February.
According to Fréttabladid, the remaining 11 issues are either being discussed by parliament or being worked on in the ministries.
They are as follows:
At parliament: Increasing interest relief, improving the situation for those who have mortgages, laws on guarantors, agreements on the Helguvík smelter, the establishment of an asset administration association and a more robust system of taxation.
In the ministries: Report for the European Policy Committee, a lending policy for the banks, increased loan capacity of the Institute of Regional Development, more flexible lending regulations for the Student Loan Fund (LÍN) and a plan on more flexible currency restrictions.
Minister of Finance Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said he was satisfied with the state of matters and emphasized that the remaining items have to be completed before the elections.
Parliament is still operating despite the election date coming up in less than two weeks after the Easter break.