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Summer parliamentary session ends

The Althingi parliament closed yesterday after a special two-week summer session due to the elections on May 12, during which eight new laws were accepted. Parliament opens again on October 1.

The laws that were accepted include amendments regarding the aluminum smelter in Straumsvík near Reykjavík, the merger of ministries, the stock exchange and investment companies, Morgunbladid reports.

Leader of the Left-Greens (Vinstri graenir) Steingrímur J. Sigfússon asked Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde whether he planned to open parliament again before the set date to discuss important issues like the state budget.

Haarde replied that he had no plans to do so and the MPs accepted the Prime Minister’s suggestion to close parliament until October 1.

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