Posts tagged as Iceland

Iceland joins Baltic unified CSD system

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Trading platform Nasdaq on May 25 announced the merger of Nasdaq CSD Iceland (CSD standing for Central Securities Depository) with Nasdaq CSD SE, which covers the Baltic states. The combined company, Nasdaq CSD SE, will operate in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Iceland. Migration of the securities settlement platform in Icelandic markets is scheduled to be fully implemented on June 15. Indars Aščuks, the Latvian CEO of Nasdaq CSD continues as CEO of…

Iceland joins Baltic bourses’ unified CSD system

Monday, May 25, 2020

Trading platform Nasdaq on May 25 announced the merger of Nasdaq CSD Iceland (CSD standing for Central Securities Depository) with Nasdaq CSD SE, which covers the Baltic states. The combined company, Nasdaq CSD SE, will operate in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Iceland. Migration of the securities settlement platform in Icelandic markets is scheduled to be fully implemented on June 15. Indars Aščuks, the Latvian CEO of Nasdaq CSD continues as CEO of…

Estonian formin to attend meeting of Nordic, Baltic formins in Iceland

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is to attend a meeting of Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers (NB8) in Borgarnes, Iceland, on Wednesday and Thursday. The main items on the agenda of the two-day meeting include the state of the Arctic and oceans, rule of law, security issues, cyber and hybrid threats and climate change, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Reinsalu is also scheduled to meet with his Icelandic counterpart…

Iceland bars run out of beer supplying thirsty US sailors, Marines

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Several bars in downtown Reykjavik were drunk dry by U.S. sailors and Marines in Iceland participating in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise. The influx of thirsty American servicemembers over the weekend caused a beer shortage in many of the popular drinking establishments in the small country. Almost 7,000 sailors and Marines were in Iceland for the exercise. The population of the Iceland is about 340,000. Reykjavik’s small downtown has several bars…

Iceland wants to follow lead of Estonia’s administrative reform

Monday, August 20, 2018

Estonian Minister of Public Administration Janek Maggi met with Iceland’s Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson on Friday, according to whom Iceland wants to follow the lead of Estonia’s administrative reform. “We gave the Icelandic minister an overview of Estonia’s administrative reform and our new administrative order,” Maggi said. Since Iceland will go through the same process, the minister showed an interest in the criteria, organization and…

Iceland hotel offers US military barracks theme experience to travelers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where there were once hundreds of American sailors and airmen, trying to catch sleep and relax in their barracks after a hard day of flying patrols around Iceland, there are now dozens of young people from around the world, sleeping and trying to catch a buzz on Icelandic beer after a long day’s flight across the Atlantic. So maybe not that much has changed for the Base Hotel and Hostel…

President Kaljulaid: Iceland can join Estonia, Finland in digital cooperation

Friday, June 22, 2018

Iceland is to soon introduce a similar data exchange platform than Estonia’s and will get to join Estonia’s and Finland’s digital cooperation, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said on Thursday after meeting Iceland’s President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson. The heads of state talked about digital cooperation and how to include other Nordic countries in that, spokespeople for the president said. Iceland is the first country that risked its reputation by recognizing Estonia…