From Iceland — President To Decide On Fishing Fees Bill Today

President To Decide On Fishing Fees Bill Today

Published July 9, 2013

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has called a press meeting at Bessastaðir this afternoon, presumably to announce whether he’ll approve the new fishing fees bill or not, RÚV reports.

The bill, which revokes a considerable increase in fishing fees that the former government had implemented, was approved on Friday in Parliament. On Saturday, the president received a petition with over 35 thousand signatures from people urging him not to sign the bill. Instead, he can call upon a referendum and let the whole nation decide on the matter, as was done with the IceSave dispute.

The press meeting is scheduled at 16:15.

President Has Not Yet Received Fishing Fees Bill

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