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Icelandic Politicians at Icesave Meeting in The Hague

Three Icelandic politicians, including Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, traveled to the Netherlands yesterday to discuss the situation of the Icesave agreement with representatives of the British and Dutch governments at a meeting in The Hague.

Minister of Finance Steingrímur J. Sigfússon. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Sigfússon represents the Icelandic government and his traveling companions, Independence Party chair Bjarni Benediktsson and Progressive Party chair Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson, the opposition, Fréttabladid reports.

They will meet with the Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos and Paul Myners, the Financial Services Secretary in the HM Treasury today.

The meeting is not held to negotiate on Icesave but rather to see whether there is reason to launch renegotiations. Also, this is a chance to establish direct contact between the opposition in Iceland’s parliament and British and Dutch authorities.

The attendees of the meeting will release a joint press release once discussions have been completed.

In Iceland, the Althingi parliament will reconvene at noon today for the first time since the Christmas break, except for a few days after the president vetoed the Icesave legislation on January 5.

Click here to read more about Icesave.

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