From Iceland — "Ball Is in Iceland's Court," says Dutch Finance Minister

“Ball Is in Iceland’s Court,” says Dutch Finance Minister

Published February 1, 2010

After a meeting between Icelandic, British and Dutch authorities last week over the Icesave issue, Dutch Minister of Finance Wouter Bos told reporters that the ball is now in Iceland’s court.
Vísir reports that along with the finance minister, Progressive chairman Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and conservative chairman Bjarni Benediktson met with Bos and British financial services secretary Paul Myners to discuss Icesave.
While the British and Dutch said they were standing by their conditions of the Icesave agreement, they were open to any new suggestions Icelandic authorities have .
The idea that Landsbanki’s assets could pay the bulk of the Icesave debt, which has been brough up before, is now getting more attention, as Independence Party chairman Bjarni Benediktson says he wants authorities to meet with the board of the bank to discuss precisely that possibility.

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