Icelandic Prime Minister on visit to Brussels

johannaIcelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is set to visit Brussels this week, mostly to discuss the Icesave issue.

Reuters reported that Sigurdardottir will meet with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso tomorrow to go over Iceland’s interactions with EU members the Netherlands and the UK over Landsbanki’s failed Icesave accounts in the countries, which are now demanding repayment.

The Icelandic PM said she will also be discussing Iceland’s application for EU membership.

The news agency reports that talks in the Hague last week did not yield any clear progress on the possibility of renegotiation and on Tuesday, Iceland brushed off speculation that it was looking for a mediator to seek a solution.

Details of Sigurdardottir’s trip and who she plans to meet are being kept quiet. Tomorrow’s meeting with Barroso is only known about because it appeared on his website for a short while before being removed again, RUV reported.

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