Iceland President in BBC Arctic interview

Photo: Ómar

Photo: Ómar mbl.is/Ómar

Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson sat down this weekend with BBC World’s Owen Bennett Jones to discuss Arctic issues.

“Arctic open for business” is the BBC title for the radio interview, in which President Grímsson discusses the opportunities afforded by the opening up of new Arctic shipping routes, while not losing sight of the possible environmental threat.

The interview also touches on Russia, militarisation, Greenland, and international cooperation generally and can be listened to below.

Weather

Partly cloudy

Today

5 °C

Overcast

Later today

7 °C

Cloudy

Tomorrow

4 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 123.14 EUR EUR 140.60
GBP GBP 158.36 DKK DKK 18.84
NOK NOK 14.58 SEK SEK 13.68
CHF CHF 123.53 JPY JPY 1.09
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.