Interview with Iceland's Economy Minister 'We Reacted Immediately to Symptoms of Crisis'

In late 2008 and early 2009, all three of Iceland's major banks collapsed amid the financial crisis. Now, the country is experiencing economic growth once again and unemployment is falling. Economy Minister Steingrimur Sigfusson explains to SPIEGEL how it was done.
Icelanders protesting in 2009 in the wake of the collapse of several banks in the country.

Icelanders protesting in 2009 in the wake of the collapse of several banks in the country.

Foto: STR / REUTERS
Interview conducted by Manfred Ertel
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