Iceland: Here’s How You Deal with a Bank Crisis

Iceland President: We Decided to Let the Banks Fail

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson on the recovery of the country’s economy


Olafur Ragnar Grimsson Iceland president ‘Let banks go bankrupt’

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson tells Al Jazeera’s Stephen Cole that Europe should let banks that are ran “irresponsibly” go bankrupt. Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Grimsson also held his country as a model of economic recovery after its near-collapse four years ago. “We didn’t follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies. And the end result four years later is that Iceland is enjoying progress and recovery.”


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