The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
Nordic and Baltic Ministries, Central Banks and Supervisory Authorities sign Agreement on Financial Stability
A co-operation agreement on cross-border financial stability, crisis management and resolution between the finance ministries and other relevant ministries, central banks and financial supervisory authorities of the Nordic and Baltic countries has been signed. The agreement enhances preparedness to handle cross-border financial stability concerns in the financially integrated Nordic-Baltic region.
Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson presented his credentials to Traian Basescu, the President of Romania, at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest on 12 April 2010.
Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson presented his credentials to Georgi Parvanov, the President of Bulgaria, in the Bulgarian Presidency in Sofia on 30 April 2010.
The volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjallajokull in South Iceland is continuing but Icelandic civil protection authorities have the situation as regards public response fully under control. The affected areas have been evacuated and damage has been limited to roads, bridges and other infrastructure that has been destroyed by flooding. Further damage to agricultural land is evident.