Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 356,991 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active.
Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture. Industrialization of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. It became a part of the European Economic Area in 1994; this further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.
Financial crimes pursued
Between 2008 and December 2015, a total of 26 bankers were sentenced to a combined 74 years in prison in Iceland. After that the island aimed at creating better circumstances for journalistic freedom, in terms of reporting and whistleblower activity.
Ambassadors to Iceland
|Ambassador to Iceland|
|UK/Ambassador to Iceland|
Groups Headquartered Here
|A Group Headquartered Here||Description|
|Kaupthing Bank||Icelandic bank where the government did not guarantee for assets in branches abroad.|
|University of Iceland||The national Icelandic university.|
Citizens of Iceland on Wikispooks
|Bjarni Benediktsson||30 April 1908||10 July 1970||Prime Minister of Iceland for most of the 1960s. Died in 1970 from a fire soon after his 4th Bilderberg|
|Einar Benediktsson||Icelandic diplomat who attended the 1986 Bilderberg|
|Björn Bjarnason||14 November 1944||Icelandic politician, heavy Bilderberg habit|
|Geir Hallgrímsson||16 December 1925||1 September 1990||Prime Minister of Iceland, Bilderberg Steering Committee|
|David Oddsson||17 January 1948||Six time Bilderberger Icelandic politician|
|Jon Sigurdsson||23 August 1946||Icelandic politician|
|Hörður Sigurgestsson||2 June 1938||22 April 2019|
|Gunnar Thoroddsen||29 December 1910||25 September 1983||Prime Minister of Iceland, single Bilderberger|
- http://usuncut.com/world/iceland-sentences-26-bankers-to-a-combined-74-years-in-prison/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/iceland-strives-to-be-haven-for-press-freedom-673474 saved at Archive.org