Alda Sigmundsdóttir is a writer, translator and journalist based in Reykjavík. She is the Icelandic correspondent for the Associated Press and has written extensively about Iceland's economic meltdown and resulting fallout. Her first book, The Little Book of the Icelanders, will be published by Forlagid next spring. Follow Alda on twitter.com/aldakalda
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Monday, March 05, 2012
The Trial of Iceland's Prime Minister is About Democracy, Not Money
As an Icelander, I found it chilling to watch the trial of my country's ex-prime minister Geir Haarde get under way. Haarde was PM of Iceland during and leading up to its economic meltdown in 2008, and is the first national leader to face charges over the global financial crisis.