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Iceland Optimistic After London Icesave Talks

The Icelandic government believes there is reason for optimism after yesterday’s talks with the British and Dutch negotiation committees on Icesave.

The Icelandic committee has emphasized that the Icesave legislation will likely be rejected with 80 percent of votes in the upcoming referendum, which, according to Morgunbladid’s sources, is what British and Dutch authorities are most afraid of.

The Icelandic government is hoping that a new meeting with the negotiation committees will be scheduled tomorrow.

If so, Iceland’s plan will be presented in more detail and the American lawyer Lee Buchheit will play a key part in the discussions.

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said at the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, yesterday that the Icelandic nation cannot afford further delays because of Icesave.

The PM said she is hopeful about a fortunate solution in London and that the matter will be resolved quickly.

Click here to read more about Icesave.

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