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MPs Travel Abroad to Explain Iceland’s Position

Icelandic MPs are currently preparing to inform their foreign counterparts about Iceland’s position after President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson vetoed the Icesave legislation on January 5 during two international meetings next week.

From the Icelandic parliament, Althingi. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The Council of Europe will meet in Strasbourg January 25 to 29 and the Nordic Council will meet in Denmark January 26 to 27.

According to Fréttabladid’s sources, the Icelandic MPs attending these meetings will use the opportunity to explain Iceland’s cause at smaller meetings and in private conversations.

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir wrote in a letter published in the Dutch business newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad today that Icelanders will do everything in their power to honor their obligations towards the UK and the Netherlands to make sure that Icesave won’t damage international relations, ruv.is reports.

The date for the Icesave referendum in Iceland has now been set for March 6.

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