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Positive Vibe at Household Debt Meeting

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir emphasized that solutions for indebted homeowners be sought quickly and efficiently at a meeting with the Interest Association of Households, loan institutions, ministers and MPs in the Culture House last night.


The Culture House in Reykjavík. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Marinó Njálsson, chairman of the association, told ruv.is that he is moderately optimistic about a positive solution after the series of meetings.

Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon said the discussions at yesterday’s meeting were good and straightforward.

“I believe everyone is prepared to continue to work along these lines. We all have to review the situation together because we are all in the same boat in the end: the state, the banks, the pension funds and the entire community have a stake in these difficulties,” he commented.

Yesterday’s meeting was the second in a row held by the government to discuss solutions for indebted homeowners where representatives of all parties involved participated.

Attendees were generally satisfied with the tone of discussions, although it isn’t possible to talk about conclusive results yet. Most people agreed that they had moved along towards solutions for household debts.

Click here to read more about the problems facing homeowners and possible solutions.

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