volksjager (volksjager) wrote in ontd_political,
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12,000 euros for each citizen of Iceland (that's 320,000 people) !!!!!

-Icelanders petition against pay-out over Icesave collapse.



(poor Johanna, this is all about to get VERY ugly for her)

Almost a quarter of voters in Iceland have signed a petition against plans to repay money lost by foreigners when an Icelandic online bank collapsed.

The petition urges the president to veto the bill that allows the move, and calls for a referendum on the issue.

Iceland's parliament has approved the plans to reimburse 3.8bn euros (£3.4bn) lost by Dutch and British savers when the Icesave scheme failed in 2008.

Many taxpayers say they are being made to pay for the bank's mistakes.

The compensation amounts to some 12,000 euros for each citizen on the island nation of 320,000.

Staggering payments

A poll taken in August suggested that 70% of Icelanders were against the deal, which was approved by Parliament earlier this week.

More than 56,000 - about 23% of Iceland's voters - signed the petition urging President Olaf Ragnar Grimsson not to sign the bill.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8438178.stm

follow the story.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8298566.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8417643.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8435662.stm
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