In celebration of the Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary, a two-day round-table discussion is being held in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.
The weekend after this one, the future of two prominent politicians of the Progressive Party could be determined.
DV reports today that former education minister and former deputy chair of the Independence Party, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, will be leading the list of candidates for the new Reform Party in the Southwest Iceland constituency in this fall’s election.
A Gallup poll conducted July 26-August 31 confirms that the Independence Party and the Pirate Party are Iceland’s largest political parties.
A group of about 20 employees of the holding company Kaupþing could be receiving bonuses totaling almost ISK 1.5 billion (USD 12.82 million, EUR 11.35 million) to be paid out at the end of April next year.
Yesterday afternoon, Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir abstained during a vote on the Icelandic governmment’s budget plan for 2017-2021.
A draft resolution introduced yesterday by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson includes measures which would be a big step toward the lifting of capital controls in Iceland.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson and Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson introduced a new program called First Home, meant to make it easier for young people to purchase their first home.
Last week, Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir introduced a draft resolution regarding parental leave.
Icelandic Minister of Education Illugi Gunnarsson has decided not to run for parliament in coming elections in October.
Last night, Icelandic government leaders proposed to the opposition that parliamentary elections be held on October 29th this year.
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir has not decided whether to run against former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson as leader of the Progressive Party.
Vigdís Hauksdóttir, MP for the Progressive Party and chair of Alþingi’s Budget Committee, has has announced she won’t be running for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, in the elections this fall.
A parliamentary bill is being drafted that would eliminate any restrictions on the use of family names in Iceland.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a law last night putting an end to the overtime ban of air traffic controllers.
A new poll shows the Pirate Party enjoying more support than any other in Iceland, or 28 percent, while the new party Viðreisn, (which roughly translates into ‘Revival’), takes a leap and measures with 8 percent support.
In last night’s closing speeches before summer recess in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, MPs discussed the main events of the parliamentary session and stressed their policies.
Today, Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a bill presented by Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal, bringing major changes to the judicial system.
Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson wants an investigation of the role of the German bank Hauck & Aufhäuser in the purchase of the government’s stake in Búnaðarbanki bank in 2003.
The Independence Party has come top in the latest opinion poll in Iceland, with roughly 31 percent support.
Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, announced on Friday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the upcoming leadership vote. The news came just a week after he announced that he intended to remain party leader, if members voted for him at the upcoming national party...