Alþingi parliament

77 Bills on Government Priorities List

The new parliamentary schedule includes 77 bills, resolutions and reports which government ministers believe it is necessary to pass before the early elections, promised for this autumn.

 Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Opposition Leaders Called to Government Meeting

The leaders of Iceland’s two ruling coalition parties, Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson and Minister of Financial Affairs, Bjarni Benediktsson, today called a meeting with opposition party leaders. As they did not give any more details than that, the mysterious meeting got people talking...

Alþingi parliament

MP Questions Rules on Public Disclosure

Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the parliamentary chair of the Left Green Movement, has formally submitted an enquiry about MPs’ registry of outside interests to Einar K. Guðfinnsson, President of Alþingi.

Alþingi parliament

Ministers Urged to Reveal Tax Information

​Party Group Chairman of the Independence Party Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir and Chairman of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir believe Icelandic ministers whose names appear in the Panama Papers should make more information regarding their tax returns available to the public.


New Vote of No Confidence Introduced

Iceland’s opposition parties have put forth a new bill to the Alþingi parliament declaring no confidence in the entire government and calling for new elections as soon as possible.


New Icelandic PM Will be Announced at 6:30 pm

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson told the press a few minutes ago that he and Finance Minister Bjarni Bendiktsson have reached an agreement on who will replace Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson as prime minister.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Discontent within Independence Party

Eyjan reports that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s statement to foreign media, stressing that he is only stepping aside as prime minister for an unspecified amount of time has been far from well received by members of the Independence Party.

Reykjavík City Hall

Tortola Tremors Continue

The revelation made last night by the huge leak of documents from a law firm in Panama, linking PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to a company on Tortola, and other Icelandic politicians to companies in tax havens, continues to have widespread repercussions.

Protests outside Iceland's parliament against withdrawing from EU talks

PM Will not Resign

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has not contemplated resigning following revelations about his connections to a company on Tortola, revealed by the so-called Panama Papers.