An agreement was reached at the Althingi parliament yesterday evening to postpone further discussions on the government’s Icesave bill in order to discuss additions to the national budget. Icesave discussions will continue tomorrow.
Inside Althingi. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
Tomorrow the finance minister’s taxation bill will also be up for discussion, Morgunbladid reports.
Illugi Gunnarsson, chairman of the Independence Party’s parliamentary group, said it was pleasing that the government had finally agreed to complete the first discussion round on the ministerial bills in between Icesave talks so that the taxation issue can be taken to committees and parliamentary chaos prevented.
Althingi’s deadline to complete the Icesave talks according to the agreement between the governments of Iceland, the UK and the Netherlands is today, visir.is reports. It is now clear that this deadline will not be met.
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