The bank (formerly Glitnir banki), which offers personal, corporate, and investment banking services, was taken over by the Icelandic government in October 2008; it acquired a 75% stake for some €600 million. The bank restructured and reverted to a former moniker to mark a fresh start. It retained its domestic operations and assets, including its branches, service centers, ATMs, and online banking system. However, the bank sold off its Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish subsidiaries. Its remaining international operations in Canada, China, Russia, the US, and the UK will no longer function under the newly-nationalized Iceland bank
China reopens market to live Irish crab Republic of Ireland
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.
Microplastics dumped on Atlantic shores reach the Arctic Spain
A study performed by an international team of researchers for the first time outlines the large-scale transport of microplastics from the Atlantic ocean to the Arctic, and highlights the global extent that has reached this problem in just a few decades.