Iceland was just now,winning Poland ,in the Europian Handball Tournement in Austria.
Iceland ( population : 300.000 ) did 29 goals to Polands ( population : 38 million ) 26 goals.
Not much traffic ,while the game was on tv in Reykjavik as you can see on the video .
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Iceland was just now,winning Poland ,in the Europian Handball Tournement in Austria.
Friday, January 29, 2010
The companys, Glacier Capital Partners ,registered in Iceland and Aseria,registared in a foreign country,and the owners,who all recently moved to London,where moving 13 billion kronas ,from a foreing currency into Icelandic kronas,despite that there where restrictions on moving foreign currency .
Few arrests have been made.
Icelands finance minister and two chairmen of the opposition parties in ICeland are now at a meeting in Holland with Hollands finance minister ,mr. Wouter Bos and Britains assistance finance minister,Lord Myners.
They are exchanging information and discussing the Icesave situation in Iceland.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
It was in the north east part of Iceland ,at Thistilfjord.
One member of parliement ,mr. Asborn Ottarsson,for the Independence party,is in the committie,that will talk about the black report, about the banking financial crisis.
The Parliement black report,will be made public in a few weeks ,after being postponed for a few months.
Mr. Asbjorn Ottarsson, paid himself illeagally,money from his company,even though it had negative profits,and negative money in its books.
But when the media found out, he paid it back to his company,and said that he did not now about the bad situation his company was in.
He said , that he did not know that the payment was illeagal.
He said ,when he voted on Icesave,that he was against ,letting generations to come,to pay for Icesave.
But at the same time,he sold water rights, to a Canadian for 95 years.
Cooruption in Iceland is still good and strong
Photo: top - Polar bear
below- Asbjorn Ottarsson
Monday, January 25, 2010
This is the second delay of the Banking crisis report.
Mr. Tryggvi Gunnarsson,a member of the committie,said that maybe the public should get two to three days vacation, to read and digest the report.
Police is worried about what the public will do , when the report has be finished, and made public.
Icelands state prosecutor , has taken back the indictments against the protesters that attacked the parliemnt building last year.
On of the parliement staff, who pressed charges , is his wifes half sister.
State prosecutor, mr. Valtýr Sigurðsson,said it was embarrasing ,when he found out that one of the staff ,was his wifes half sister.
photo. Valtýr Sigurðsson
Saturday, January 23, 2010
And former bankers,that contolled the crash and made it happen ,are demanding unpaid wages.
Sigurdur Einarsson,who has the Order of the Falcon,given to him by the President of Iceland a few years ago,is demanding 244 million kronas.
And indictments are being handed out,a year after the protests.
Not to the Bankers, no ,to 9 protesters ,who entered the Icelandic parliement ,and made some noise there.
Probably the bankers will get away with what they did.
Here are a few videos i took last year .
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The MP´s are in a committie inquiry into the banking crisis, and due to visit Iceland at the end of the month.
British Ambassador, Ian Whitting ,told the Scottish affairs committie ,that it would be inappropriate to go to Iceland , sahed of the refferandum that is going to be held in Iceland on march 6th, on weather the Iceland should pay back the the collapsed Icesave, 3.4 billion to UK and Dutch taxpayers.
Icelands state prosecutor,says , is now prosecuting 8 protesters ,who took part in the protests last year in Reykjavik.
People do not like his priorities, he is prosecuting protesters, but not the bankers who started it all.
State prosecutor says ,he has not the power to prosecute bankers.
here below you can see videos from the protest on december 31 2009 and january 20 2009
You put in the bank a thousand dollars,and the banks loans ten time that amount .
Most other countries had laws on the banks to have , sequrities ,a percentage of what was going out.
But in Iceland , there was no law on sequrities, so if something happened, they had no money to fix the hole.
Police think that there will be protests,when the Bnking Investigation Report, will be made public.
Parliement had a committie, investigate, the BAnking crisis, and to be honest in it.
The Police, think that the information in the report,will get the public angry.
Yesterday the State prosecutor, prosecuted a few protesters ,from last year.
The protesters where protesting in the ICelandic Parliement.
THis is the same prosecutor that Eva Jolie ,recomended,should get fired from his job, because he is to connected to the Banking crisis.
Many look on the Prosecution ,as the Prosecutor is getting his revenge ,on the protesters ,for the Bankers.
And still ,no Banker,or politician,who took part in the Icelands Banking fiasco,ha been charged with anything.
Now there are protests in front of the Parliement building every saturday,and here is a video from the protest last saturday.
Now there are 16.798 unemployed in Iceland.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Few members of parliement came to the protest scene.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
People are being rescued by International search and rescue teams.
Here is a video clip ,when a young woman is rescued .
She was trapped in a collapsed building.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
37 volunteer rescuers and 14 tons equipment belonging to the International Rescue Squad of the Icelandic International Rescue Authorities has landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
They are experts , in earthquake resque ,and have been to other earthquake situtations all around the world.
The Search and Rescue team has water and equipment to independentlyfor ten days.
The Icelands foreign office has offered assistance in taking foreing citizens from Haiti.
The have offered every foreigner that has embassy in Iceland, UN, and the Europian Union.
USA Denmark and Sweden have accepted .
The Iceland goverment rented a Ielandair 757, and sent 37 Search and rescue specialists.
They left Iceland at 10 ( gmt ) this morning .
The photo is of the SAR group in the plane on their way to Haiti.
The Boeing 757 ,will leave Haiti at midnight .
They will meet representatives of the UN ,and work in cooperation with them.
These are specially trained men in earthquake resque.
They will probably be the first group to arrive in Haiti,and are now in a B-757 , on their way to Haiti.
Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson at the BBC , has got in trouble with her bosses at the BBC.
She wrote in a sunday newspaper an article ,in support of Iceland.
But BBC rules and guidelines ,prohibit staff getting involved in political rows.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
You can see the article here . ARTICLE
And on a Dutch website, there is a petition , to ask England and Dutch goverments ,to stop asking Iceland to pay ,for private banking mistakes.
Here you can see the petition . Petition
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The state TV/Radio , is against the president ,and in support of the goverment.
State TV/Radio,is a public station,is under the Education minister.
Mbl.is ,is owned by many Fishing rights owners and its editor is the former Central bank controller ,and Prime minister ,mr. David Oddson, and are against the goverment.
Channel two radio and tv station ,is in support of the goverment .
And a email has been floating around ,agaisnt the British, and it goes like this and a photo is also with it.
People of Britain Surrender and we will takeour freezing weather back. Best regards , Iceland
Friday, January 8, 2010
Here you can see Icelands President in an interview on Bloomberg.
Lord Hattersley has an artice in The Times today ,where he talkes about Iceland.
Lord Hattersley was Foreign minister 1974 - 1976, and visited Iceland to talk to the ICeland goverment during the cod war.
The article is here , and i recomend that you read it.
"If your ancestors were marauders, you’re not likely to have qualms about keeping £3.6 billion of somebody else’s money"
He also says "When those marauding old Norsemen found that they had mistaken Venice for Constantinople, they sacked it anyway because sacking was their business. Their progeny are not going to feel many qualms about keeping £3.6 billion of somebody else’s money."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Well , here a a few videos about it , from both sides.
Here is a video from Channel 4 ,from october 2008 .
And here is a vide today from Iceland , about Icesave ,and why should Icelanders pay it.
My personal opinion , is that, Iceland should honor its obligation ,and pay the Iceland fiasco, and if not,then Iceland is heading to the stoneage.
Here you can see the interview.
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, Icelands finance minister and Gylfi Magnússon , Buisness and economics minister ,are both going to Europe today ,to talk the colleges ,and discuss the situation , that the Icesave is in,after the ICelands president put the Icesave Law to a refferandum .
They will first visit Scandinavia,and probably also ,visit England and Holland.
This is the worst crisis between England and Ieland since the Cod Wars in the 1970s.
5.000 jobs in Hull and Grimsby ,depend on Icelandic fish supplies .
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Icelands Prime minister ,has talked to Gordon Brown , UK Prime minister.
"Even though the icelandic people say no to Icesave, that does not mean that the Icesave matter is off our hand," Icelands prime minister said today .
"Also we must keep good relations with the countries that are involved."
Icelands Financial minister will go to England ,probably tomorrow, and meet his colleges in England ,Holland and Scandinavia,and explain the situation in Iceland .
Today there was a Capasent Gallup poll made,and in it - 51 % of the Icelands population , are for paying the Icesave account.
Top - Johanna Sigurdardotti- Prime minister
Below- Steingrimur J. Sigfusson - Financial minister
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
And now ,that the President says no the reumbursing the UK and Holland the Icesave account.
Now the goverment is planning a referandum , where the people of Iceland , will vote on , weather to pay ,or not pay the debt ,that Iceland has against the UK and Holland.
There has never been a referandum in Iceland, and there are no laws about it.
Here is a video from the Cod war in 1975
BY THE PRESIDENT OF ICELAND
The collapse of our banks and the difficulties following in the wake
of the world economic crisis have created profound difficulties. Although
the Icelandic state has undertaken various liabilities of a magnitude
greater than those involved in the Icesave case, the debate on this case has
become the focus regarding how we deal with the challenge of the past
and also of the future.
The Althingi has now again passed legislation on this matter. This
amends the current law, the Act No. 96/2009, which the Althingi passed
on 28 August and which was based on agreements with the Governments
of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The President approved that
Act on 2 September, with a reference to a special statement.
Following the passing by the Althingi of the new Act on 30
December, the President has received a petition, signed by about a quarter
of the electorate, calling for the Act to be subjected to a referendum. This
is a far larger proportion of the electorate than the criterion that has been
referred to in declarations and proposals from the political parties.
Public opinion polls indicate that the overwhelming majority of the
nation is of the same opinion. In addition, declarations made in the
Althingi and appeals that the President has received from individual
Members of Parliament indicate that the majority of the Members are in
favour of holding such a referendum.
Since the new Act was passed by the Althingi, the President has had
extensive discussions with Ministers in the Government of Iceland: the
Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Foreign Affairs
and the Minister of Economic Affairs.
ItIt is the cornerstone of the constitutional structure of the Republic of
Iceland that the people are the supreme judge of the validity of the law.
Under the Constitution, which was passed on the foundation of the
Republic in 1944, and which over 90% of the nation approved in a
referendum, the power which formerly rested with the Althingi and the
King was transferred to the people. It is then the responsibility of the
President of the Republic to ensure that the nation can exercise this right.
At this crucial juncture it is also important to emphasise that the
recovery of the Icelandic economy is a matter of vital urgency.
Clearly,agreement with other nations and good cooperation with international
organizations and all other parties that have an influence on the country’s
economy and financial standing are preconditions for this recovery.
The solution of the Icesave dispute is a part of such a harmonious process. It is
also a prerequisite for the nation to be able to regain its former strength as
soon as possible and embark, in collaboration with others, on a
programme of recovery which will secure the welfare and prosperity of
all people in Iceland.
In the President’s declaration of 2 September 2009,
it was stated that the solution would have to “take account of the fair
rights of the nation, Iceland’s interests in the years ahead and a shared
It has steadily become more apparent that the people must be
convinced that they themselves determine the future course. The
involvement of the whole nation in the final decision is therefore the
prerequisite for a successful solution, reconciliation and recovery.
In the light of all the aforesaid, I have decided, according to Article
26 of the Constitution, to refer this new Act to the people.
As stated in the Constitution, the new Act will nevertheless become law and the
referendum will take place “as soon as possible.”
If the Act is approved in the referendum then naturally it will remain
in force. If the referendum goes the other way, then the Act No. 96/2009,
which the Althingi passed on 28 August, on the basis of the agreement
with the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, will
continue to be law, recognizing that the people of Iceland acknowledge
That Act was passed by the Althingi with the involvement of four of the parliamentary parties, as stated in the President’s declaration of 2 September.
Now the people have the power and the responsibility in their hands.
It is my sincere hope that this decision will lead to permanent
reconciliation and prosperity for the people of Iceland, at the same time
laying the foundations for good relations with all other nations.
Bessastaðir, 5 January 2010
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, announced today that he had decided to refuse the law that guarantees the payment of Icesave account in England and Holland
"Now the Icelandic people will have the power and responsibility is now in their hands," said Olafur Ragnar included in a statement. "It is my sincere hope that this outcome will lead to permanently reconciliation and progress for Icelanders as it lays the foundation for good cohabiting with all nations. "
Now a referendum must take place and the people of Iceland will decide about the Icesave account.
A spokesman for the Dutch Finance Ministry says that is very disapointed with the decision of the Icelandic President
It is unacceptable that no solution is available in Icesave matter. Netherlands bíði now for the responce of the Government of Iceland.
Holland looks at Iceland as an Unreliable countrie .
"All financial assistance to Iceland , is out , if Icelandic people say no to the Icesave payment" , according to Paul Myners , bank minister of the UK , and aslo that if the ICelandic People said no, then iceland would be out of every International market on the planet .
Sunday, January 3, 2010
What can help Iceland,is maybe ,getting into the Europian Union.
The other four countries are , Spain ,Ireland,Dubai and Greece.
It is not know yet ,if the President of Iceland intends to confirm the law on Icesave, Landsbanki accounts.
The president has now taken over the three days to make the decision, on Icesave but parliament approved the government bill on Wednesday.
The Icesave Goverment guarantee law, is no effective law, but if the President does not sign them , then there has to be a national election on the law.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
56.089 Icelanders have signed the petition.
That would make , 25 % of the Icelandic population.
600 hundred are now at the Presidents house, delivering the petition to the President.
Here you can see photos from the event.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy new year to you all.
Hope we have a better year in 2010 thatn in 2009 .
In Iceland everybody can buy fireworks of every size.
And here is a little video clip of the fireworks in Reykjavik.
Also some photos i took last night around midnight.
Hope you like the video and photos.
The video was recorded on Ipod Nano