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February 23, 2017

Two-thirds reject EU membership

The majority of Icelanders remain opposed to membership of the European Union (EU) according to a new opinion poll produced by MMR. 54% say they do not support the idea that Iceland should become part of the bloc while 25.9% are in favour. Taking only those for or against into account 67.5% reject EU membership […]

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February 20, 2017

Strike Ends; Fishing Fleet Sails Again

The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly voted to approve a wage contract signed by their representatives on Saturday morning, RÚV reports. The deal was approved by 52.4 percent of the vote, while 46.9 percent voted against it. There were 2,214 registered voters, 1,189 of […]

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