Iceland: prime minister resigns –

Iceland: prime minister resigns Published:  07 June, 2006

THE Icelandic prime minister Halldor Asgrimsson yesterday announced his resignation as prime minister after poor local election results and amid fears for the Icelandic economy. He is to remain in charge of the Progressive Party for now but foreign minister Geir Haarde is to replace him in the top job. The country is said to be suffering from economic ‘overheating’ and the currency depreciated 20 percent between Febuary and April and both inflation and interest rates have recently soared. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.