Fimm punktar Elvíru Mendes á Magma-fundi

1. My opinion on the Magma case is a view from European Law rather than a view from Icelandic law. These are different perspectives that need to be put together. But in EU/EEA legal order national law must be interpreted in accordance with European law.

2. We need a new energy and resources policy in Iceland based on a strong sustainable development approach.

3. European law is neutral regarding ownership of natural resources and property rights.

4. It has been hold that international law recognises permanent sovereignty and people´s ownership of natural resources (peoples and not States). See article from Duruigbo, Emeka: Permanent sovereignty and peoples’ ownership of natural resources in international law -

5. Citizens have rights and civic duties in a democratic system. Duties are as important as rights. Participation in energy and natural resources policy obliges citizens to educate themselves in order to collaborate with legislator.