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Still No Solution in Sight in Iceland Government Talks

Prime Minister and chairwoman of the Social Democrats Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said yesterday that the talks with the Left-Greens on the official governmental agenda were going well, although a solution on the EU dispute is not in sight.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

However, the PM expects an agreement to be reached in the coming days, as she told RÚV.

Both Sigurdardóttir and her Left-Green counterpart Steingrímur J. Sigfússon emphasized that other matters were also at stake that require thorough discussion, such as state finances, employment issues and natural resources. Two new task forces to lead talks on those issues were appointed yesterday.

“It is going fine. There is no rush. We also have other projects to attend to,” Sigfússon said, “whether it is extending the female lumpfish season or dealing with a worldwide swine flu epidemic.”

Many of the MPs who are participating in the talks are also ministers and Sigfússon currently serves as minister of finance, fisheries and agriculture.

Click here to read more about the development of the government talks.

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