A total of 34 midwives tendered their resignations over the course of their increasingly contentious negotiations with the government.
Workers of foreign origin only make up 12% of the Icelandic workforce and yet are involved in a quarter of work-related accidents in Iceland.
The latest European Social Survey shows that Icelanders have progressively become more positive about immigration and multiculturalism and that the country now holds the most liberal views on these matters in Europe.
The plot, which is not accessible by road, is 1,900 hectares [4,695 acres] and therefore covers almost the entire fjord.
Icelandic beekeepers are concerned that pesticide and/or chemical usage is compromising the welfare of bees in the country.
The Icelandic Travel Industry Association is protesting increased fees at both the Vatnajökull and Þingvellir National Parks.
More effort should be made to inform tourists that they don't have to purchase bottled water and to install drinking fountains at popular tourist sites. The committee also proposed banning single-use utensils at restaurants and to tax both these and single-use packaging.