Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

Managing Editor
Alþingi parliament

Hotly-Debated Report on Re-Privatization of Banks

Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who chairs the Alþingi parliament’s Budget Committee, and Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the committee’s first deputy chair, presented a report on Monday criticizing the re-privatization of the banks.

Late Summer Break (ESA)

By Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir
Snapshots from two North Iceland weekend trips.
Heartstone - film.

Heartstone Premieres at Venice Film Festival

The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival yesterday as one of 12 films in the Venice Days category. The film was well received by both attendees and critics.

Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir

National Security Council Established

Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir’s bill on the establishment of a National Security Council was passed at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday. The council will be responsible for Iceland’s policy on national security and will be chaired by the prime minister.

Reykjavík Pride Parade, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Two-Day Rendezvous with Politicians Begins

The second annual Fundur fólksins (‘The People’s Meeting’) begins in the Nordic House in Reykjavík today and continues through September 3. This is an opportunity for members of the general public to meet with officials and leaders of interest associations.


Vodafone to Buy 365 Media for 8 Billion

Fjarskipti hf., the parent company of Vodafone in Iceland, and media and telecommunications company 365 miðlar hf. signed an agreement on Tuesday on private talks on Vodafone’s acquisition of the broadcasting and telecommunications services of 365 for ISK 8 billion (USD 69 million, EUR 62...