Iceland delays Icesave vote

The Icelandic parliament has delayed voting on a deal to repay €1.3bn to the Netherlands which it used to compensate Dutch savers who lost money when internet bank Icesave collapsed, news agency ANP reports on Friday.

The vote should have taken place on Thursday night but has been postponed to the beginning of August. Iceland also owes Britain €2.7bn in a similar compensation package.
A number of MPs have doubts about the deal and the vote is expected to be very tight.
The Netherlands has warned Iceland its bid to join the European Union could be hurt if the deal is not voted through.

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