07.01.2010

The Government committed to the Economic Program

The Government committed to the Economic Program The President of Iceland has declined to sign a law authorising a state guarantee for repayment of loans provided by the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund, intended to cover payment of the minimum deposit guarantees to depositors in the UK and Netherlands branches of the failed Landsbanki Íslands hf. Despite the President's decision, the government of Iceland remains fully committed to implementing the bilateral loan agreements and thus the state guarantee provided for by the law.

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03.03.2009

Nordic commitment to green growth

Nordic commitment to green growth "The Nordic countries have every opportunity to be world leaders in innovative and climate-friendly energy. Investments in environmental technology and the sustainable use of energy resources will also create positive opportunities for growth," the Icelandic Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, told a press conference held by the Nordic prime ministers on Thursday.
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27.02.2009

Prime ministers unanimous in support of Iceland

Prime ministers unanimous in support of Iceland The Nordic prime ministers fully support Iceland and are committed to helping the country out of its economic crisis, they told a press conference at the Blue Lagoon after their meeting on Thursday during the two-day Nordic Globalisation Forum.
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26.02.2009

Iceland will honor its obligations - Interview with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister for Business Affairs

Iceland will honor its obligations - Interview with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister for Business Affairs Gylfi Magnússon, Iceland's Minister for Business Affairs, reiterates in an Interview with the German newspaper, die Welt, that the Icelandic Government will honour its legal obligations abroad; the assets of Kaupthing Edge in Germany will almost certainly be sufficient for paying off depositors.
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12.02.2009

Icelandic Designer wins Forum Aid Prize

Icelandic Designer wins Forum Aid Prize The Icelandic Designer Katrín Ólína was handed over the Forum Aid Prize earlier this week.
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03.02.2009

New Minister for Foreign Affairs

New Minister for Foreign Affairs A new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ossur Skarphedinsson, took office 2 February.
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18.11.2008

Agreed Guidelines Reached on Deposit Guarantees

Significant progress has been made towards solving the differences on the interpretation of legal obligations with respect to deposit guarantees in the European Economic Area.
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26.10.2008

The Global Liquidity Crisis and the Economic Turmoil in Iceland

As a modern globalised economy and an active participant in EU´s single market, Iceland was among the first to become seriously hit in this unprecedented financial crisis.

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26.10.2008

Economic stabilization Program launced on 24 October

The Icelandic Government has reached an agreement ad referendum with a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a comprehensive stabilisation program.
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16.10.2008

Business as Usual

From the Icelandic Tourist Board: While Iceland and most other countries are currently dealing with a serious financial crisis, business in Iceland is being conducted as usual. All services - including banking services – are functioning as on any other day.

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15.10.2008

Borgarathjonustan

The Consular Affairs Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affair’s "Borgarathjonustan" is responsible for the safeguarding of the interests and safety of Icelandic citizen abroad. The unit can be reached throughout the year, 24 hours a day.

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15.10.2008

Information center for the public, businesses and the media

Due to the special circumstances on the Icelandic financial markets the Government of Icelandic has decided to open an information center for the public, businesses and the media, both in Iceland and abroad.The purpose of the center is to receive enquiries by telephone or email, addressed to the Icelandic authorities regarding the current circumstances.
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05.06.2008

Japan Times Newspaper carries an interesting article on Iceland

The Japanese newspaper Japan Times carried an interesting article on Iceland under the heading "Iceland
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26.05.2008

The Global Peace Index of the Economist Intelligent Unit, ranks Iceland in first place

Iceland tops peace index, wrote the Guardian on May

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09.01.2008

MÚM and Skakkamanage to perform in Japan in January

MÚM and Skakkamanage to perform in Japan in January

The Icelandic bands múm and Skakkamanage will visit Japan this month and perform in Osaka and Tokyo.

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03.12.2007

The Internationalisation of Iceland´s Financial Sector

The Internationalisation of Iceland´s Financial Sector

The Iceland Chamber of Commerce has published a new report on the internationalisation of the Icelandic finance sector. The authors are

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15.11.2007

Address on Foreign Affairs by Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Address on Foreign Affairs by Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs Delivered at the Althing at its 135th legislative session, 2007 - 2008.
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25.07.2007

Wonder Eyes Photo Exhibition

Wonder Eyes Photo Exhibition Wonder Eyes Photo Exhibition-photos taken by Icelandic children will take place from 2 to 30 August at Gallery Walk of Kyodo News Bldg. Shiodome Media Tower 3F  
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04.07.2007

Screaming Masterpiece

Screaming Masterpiece "Screaming Masterpiece" Icelandic documentary film about Iceland´s contemporary music scene is coming out on 7 July in Cine Quinto in Shibuya.
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12.06.2007

23rd Tokyo Summer Music Fesrival 5 July to 5 August

23rd Tokyo Summer Music Fesrival 5 July to 5 August Johann Johannson and 3 Icelandic musicians will perform at the 23rd Tokyo Summer Music Festival: "Towards the islands-Sounds across the Sea"
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