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Icesave dispute to the EFTA Court - 14.12.2011

EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has today announced in a press statment that it will refer to the EFTA Court a dispute regarding the alleged breach of Iceland of the Deposit Guarantee Directive in relation to the Icesave accounts of fallen Landsbanki Islands.

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The Prime Minister and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister of Denmark met in Copenhagen today - 1.11.2011

Forsætisráðherrar Danmerkur og Íslands

The Prime Ministers discussed the accession negotiations between Iceland and the European Union, as Denmark is the upcoming presidency for the first half of 2012.

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Order of priority claims under the Emergency Act deemed valid - 28.10.2011

The Supreme Court of Iceland today ruled in a case concerning the Emergency Act of October 6th 2008. The ruling entails that the law and associated acts stands undisputed. Since the Supreme Court is a court of last instance no legal uncertainty remains. More...

Visit of the Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Füle - 19.10.2011

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, forsætisráðherra og Stefan Füle, yfirmaður stækkunarmála Evrópusambandsins

The Prime Minister today received Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle in the Government House.

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Iceland completes IMF Programme - 26.8.2011

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed and approved today the sixth and final review of Iceland's Economic Recovery Programme, supported by a Stand-By Arrangement, making the country the first to complete such a program following the international financial recession. The objectives have been met and the successful collaboration between Iceland and the IMF has drawn considerable attention.

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Ring Road open for ferry transport; road connection possible in the middle of next week - 12.7.2011

This morning the Government held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the repercussions of the glacial flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which washed away the bridge over the river Múlakvísl.

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Address of the Prime Minister of Iceland at official ceremonies on the parliament square Austurvöllur, 17 June 2011 - 17.6.2011

“It will take more than empty words to put Iceland back on its feet, it will take energy, thrift, foresight and persistence.”

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Eruption on the wane; clean-up phase begins - 24.5.2011

 “The worst is over,” said Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir today, “and now the clean-up can begin. Our geoscientists say that the eruption is waning day by day and that the problems arising in our neighbouring countries as a result of volcanic ash should be resolved quickly.”

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Article by the Prime Minister of Iceland regarding the referendum on 9 April, published in Guardian today - 13.4.2011

Grein eftir forsætisráðherra í Guardian

"In a referendum held last Saturday, the Icelandic people decided to reject a legislation providing a state guarantee for the reimbursement payments by the Icelandic Deposit Guarantee Fund to the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands."

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Statement from the Government of Iceland on the outcome of the referendum on the Icesave Agreements - 10.4.2011

A referendum on the so-called ‘Icesave Agreement' was held in Iceland on Saturday, 9 April.

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