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.
If a bill proposed in parliament by Minister for Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson is approved, heath care costs will increase for 120,000 Icelanders, 37,000 of them retirees.
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...
Þorsteinn Sæmundsson, a parliamentarian for the Progressive Party, decided unilaterally to attend the 60th meeting of the women’s committee of the United Nations in March, it has been revealed.
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.
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.
Bryndís Kristjánsdóttir, director of tax investigations in Iceland, states that the directorate suspects the owners of 30 offshore companies of tax evasion.
The first job of PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson on Friday was to have it looked into whether it’s possible to make it illegal for Icelanders to keep their money in tax havens.
Thousands of protesters peacefully convened on Austurvöllur square on Saturday afternoon, demanding immediate parliamentary elections.
The new Icelandic government has survived the opposition's vote of no confidence, just one day into its existence.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson followed events in the Icelandic parliamentary building, Alþingishúsið, as a confirmation of the name of Iceland's new prime minister was awaited on Wednesday.
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.
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.
A poll conducted April 4 and 5 by MMR shows that voters’ trust in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is at a historic low.
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.
A statement sent out last night to foreign media from the prime minister’s office is yet another act of surprise in yesterday’s unprecedented chain of events.
PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has just announced on his Facebook page that he is threatening a dissolution of parliament and elections unless the Independence Party supports the government in completing its mission.
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.
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.
The opposition will propose a vote of no confidence in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his cabinet today when Alþingi the Icelandic parliament reconvenes after Easter break.
The Panama leak and its revelations about PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s finances have been widely covered in the world press since last night.