Iceland’s Former PM Taken to Court

The Icelandic parliament, Althingi, just passed a parliamentary resolution with 33 votes against 30 to take former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde to High Court (Landsdómur) on alleged negligence in office in the events leading up to the banking collapse in 2008.

Parliamentarians are currently voting on whether to take the two other ministers who were accused of negligence in the Special Investigative Commission report of April 2010 to High Court as well, former Minister of Business Affairs Björgvin G. Sigurdsson and former Minister of Finance Árni M. Mathiesen.

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