March 2014

Debt relief sham, railing against whaling, and auroracoin bonanza: Iceland this week

March 28, 2014

News from our fair isle, March 24-28. The government unveils its master plan Without a doubt, the biggest story this week was the government’s announcement of how they’re going to make good on their Big Election Promise. As some of you may remember, the party now in power – the Progressive Party – promised prior […]

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Geysir dispute, RÚV cleanup and the mysterious disappearance of Iceland’s prime minister

March 22, 2014

Hello, and welcome to Iceland this Week, March 17-22. How do you like Iceland now? Last week I mentioned that punters who wanted to visit the Geysir area would have to start ponying up for that privilege very soon. Well “very soon” turned out to be last Saturday, March 15. Yep, as of that day […]

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Bedtime stories, political toast and ponying up for nature: Iceland this week.

March 15, 2014

Hello and welcome to another thrilling installment of Iceland This Week, March 10-15. You can take DO out of the Party but … So, we all remember Davíð Oddsson, right? Ex-prime minister of Iceland, the longest-reigning of them all [13 years], who having laid the groundwork for the economic meltdown promptly installed himself  as Central […]

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Flatulence, EU lies and placenta for dinner: Iceland this week

March 8, 2014

Hello everyone – time for another wee look at the news from Iceland this week, March 1-7. They fart in our general direction The biggest story surely concerns the continued brazenness of the current government administration in ignoring the will of a large part of the population. The demonstration last Saturday that I mentioned in […]

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Demonstrations, bloopers and land seizure. Iceland this week.

March 1, 2014

They say that a week is a long time in politics, and boy is that true in Iceland this week. Major action, and the coalition parties have lost a chunk of their following. My choice news from Iceland, February 24-28, 2014. Kitchenware redux? Anyone who has been following Icelandic news even in a cursory manner will […]

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