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World  |  September 12, 2010 15:12:06

Icelandic politicians who brought the country into crisis, they should be brought to justice


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REYKJAVIK (MEDIAFAX) - Iceland's parliamentary committee on Saturday night, decided that the former Prime Minister Geir Haarde and three ministers to Iceland in 2008 led to the financial crisis, had to confess before the court. As on Sunday, informs British newspaper The Independent, the charge must still be approved by Parliament.

The parliamentary commission of inquiry blamed the former government of extraordinary negligence, which in autumn 2008 led to the downfall of the three Icelandic banks and the subsequent financial crisis. Before a special tribunal, according to the commission had put former Prime Minister Haarde, Minister of Finance Árni Mathiessen, former Minister of Trade and Sigurdsson Björgvin former Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gisladottirová.

The report issued by the Board 274stránkové that "former ministers expressed their negligence and should be tried and punished."

The charges agreed to five of the nine committee members. Now it must decide the Parliament, the report will address the committee on Monday.

If Parliament decides on the indictment of politicians will be judged by a special tribunal, which was to investigate government officials have already created in 1905. Since then, however, never once nezasedl.

Former Prime Minister and three Ministers in the event there is a fault to a two-year imprisonment and fine.

The financial crisis erupted in Iceland in October 2008 after the fall of the three leading banks. Subsequently, the Icelandic krona collapsed and the country came to the brink of bankruptcy. This is avoided by Iceland drastic cuts in the state budget and loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Katerina Kucerova, kucerova@mediafax.cz

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