According to police estimates, around 4,000 people attended a protest in Austurvöllur square outside parliament in Reykjavík this afternoon.
Kolgrafafjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been proving popular with tourists since the mass herring deaths in 2012 and 2013. Up to 200 people visited the area on Wednesday.
This week the government has not discussed with the opposition the issue of whether to withdraw from EU accession talks. The opposition plans to address the issue with the speaker of parliament today.
Public trust in the Icelandic Presidential Office is considerably lower than a year ago, according to a new poll from Gallup on confidence in 17 of Iceland’s principal institutions.
Ólafur Magnússon, the head of the Icelandic Sports Association for People with Disabilities (ISAD), said it was disappointing that Minister for Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir has decided against attending the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, because of events in Ukraine.
Minister for Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir has decided against attending the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, in light of events in Ukraine.