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Northern Future Forum focuses on creative industries and public sector innovation - 26.10.2015

The Northern Future Forum this week will bring together for the fifth time the Prime Ministers of the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and the United Kingdom to discuss future trends in northern Europe.

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Glitnir hf. creditor group submits amended proposal for stability contribution - 20.10.2015

A group of Glitnir hf. creditors has prepared amendments to its previous proposal, submitted by letter on 8 June 2015, concerning Glitnir's stability contribution to the State in connection with the comprehensive capital account liberalisation strategy announced that same day. 

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Nine Prime Ministers discuss creative industries and public sector innovation at Northern Future Forum in Reykjavik - 12.10.2015

Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has invited the Prime Ministers of the Nordic countries, the Baltic states and the United Kingdom to discuss future trends in northern Europe at the Northern Future Forum seminar, to be held in Reykjavik on 28th – and 29th of October 2015.

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Statement by at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 - 27.9.2015

Statement by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, 26 September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015.

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Two billion ISK reserved for support to refugees and asylum seekers - 20.9.2015

The government of Iceland has decided to recommend to Parliament that 2 billion ISK (14 million EUR) will be provided for support of refugees and asylum seekers in the course of next 15 months in order to respond to the alarming refugee crisis due to the conflict in Syria. More...

Comprehensive strategy for capital account liberalisation - 8.6.2015

The public interest demands that the capital controls be lifted without jeopardising economic and financial stability. The objectives of the current liberalisation strategy are based on the fundamental principal that the controls must be lifted in stages without upsetting the balance in the economy and without imposing additional financial burdens on the Treasury or the Icelandic people.

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“Fundamental reform of the monetary system must be considered.” Says head of Iceland Parliament's Committee for Economic Affairs - 31.3.2015

Frosti Sigurjonsson, Member of the Parliament of Iceland and Chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade, today published a report outlining the need for a fundamental reform of Iceland's monetary system.

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