The economical crisis in Iceland: the anger of the Icelanders

Posted on August 1, 2009 by

Among the Icelanders it’s increasing the anger caused by the economical crisis. From a status of welfare, they’ve been literally thrown into a deep crisis and when it happened they didn’t wait to show their reactions. Since last October 2008, there have been protests one after the other in Reykjavik. The people gathered in front of the Parliament to denounce the difficulties of their families, that ddo not have any save apart any longer, they accused the Premier and the Head of the Central Bank to have brought Iceland to the financial collapse.

The result of these protests caused the Fall of the Government and new elections in April 2009. The new Prime Minister is now Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, head of a coalition formed by the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement. The new Government will probably push harder towards entering into the European Union, while the previous Government (coalition between the Independent Party and the Social Democracy Alliance, headed by the Premier Haarde was clearly against it.

The people, although its strong affection to its Independence, is now changing its mind and is more willing to accept the entrance into the EU.

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