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Social Democrats aim at EU membership

Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, leader of Iceland’s Social Democrats, said in her speech at the party’s general meeting this weekend that the party aims at joining the EU and adapting the Euro.

“I also want to mention the pension case,” Gísladóttir said. “At the end of 2003, peace was interrupted in Icelandic society with a law stating that state officials would receive a much higher pension than usual,” RÚV reports.

“Dear friends. I was against this from the start and I will make it my goal to change this controversial law and establish equality in the pensions of officials and the public,” Gísladóttir said.

Gísladóttir also promised that she would create 400 new nursing spaces for the elderly and to diminish waiting lists if she would become part of the next government in Iceland.

Click here to read about the general meeting of the Independence Party.

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