The Dutch government has given its first reaction to the refusal by Iceland’s President to sign a multi billion euro plan to repay the Netherland’s and the UK.
Speaking in the Hague, Finance Minister Wouter Bos said: ‘‘If this means that they don’t give back the money, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable that the Dutch taxpayer has to pay for failing Iceland bankers and controllers. We just want our money back.’‘
When asked what action the Netherland’s would take Bos added: ‘‘We’ll see, there still has to be a referendum so not everything is lost. And I want to talk to Britain, they have the same problem. We’ll let Iceland know that we want our money back, and we’ll get it back.’‘
The UK government has also insisted repayment of the Icesave compensation is vital for Iceland’s economic future. Earlier today, despite the latest twist, the prime minister of Iceland said the money would be paid back.