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Icelandic Government Proposes Cuts to Foreign Service

The parliamentary committee responsible for reviewing government spending published their proposals on how the Icelandic government can save money earlier today.

althingi-parliament_ipaAlþingi, Iceland’s parliament. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

According to mbl.is, one of the proposals is to make cuts to Iceland’s foreign service.

It will be determined which embassies are considered most important and how much they cost. Technological changes will also be looked at.

Other suggestions include reducing the amount of research funds and institutions as well as making cuts to international development assistance. The operations of the National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) will also be reviewed.

Click here to read the report (in Icelandic only).

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