An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.
The parliamentary Progressive Party has voted to remove the 110-year secrecy period currently in place for all documentation regarding the resolution of the estates of the bankrupt Icelandic banks, from the 2008 crash to today. The Progressive Party MPs say they hope for a wider backing from...
A demonstration is planned on Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, at 5 pm on Monday, demanding elections and insisting that the government has no mandate.
Since it was revealed on March 15 that Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s wife owns a company registered in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, the issue has been much debated in the media.
Close to 9,000 people have signed a petition stating, “Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, you are hereby fired as prime minister of Iceland.”
MP Róbert Marshall, Bright Future, believes there is reason to issue a declaration of no confidence in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, following the revelation that his wife owns a company registered in the tax haven Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, and his unwillingness to discuss the...
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, leader of the Pirate Party, has announced that she’s running again for Alþingi in next year’s elections.
Alþingi is currently engaged in its annual marathon of debates, votes and meetings in the run up to the Christmas break. This morning, after a half-hour debate on the subject, the government’s bill to shut down the Icelandic International Development Agency was passed. Its role, funding and...
Iceland’s Pirate Party has topped the latest opinion poll, making it the most liked political party in the country for the ninth month in a row.
It’s unclear whether Iceland’s European Union application is no longer valid, or whether a new government could request that negotiations resume.
Members of parliament appear to be reaching a historic agreement regarding environmental laws, which will take effect Sunday.
Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal has announced her intention to run for the position of vice president of the Independence Party at the party’s general meeting October 23-25.
Members of five parties in parliament have proposed an amendment to laws regarding the donation of organs.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson delivered his keynote speech from Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last night.
Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.
A ceremonial parliamentary debate took place at Alþingi on Friday in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland.
The Icelandic government met last night and agreed to put a bill to parliament that would postpone ongoing strike action by specific member organizations of the BHM umbrella organization of academics, and the Icelandic nurses, until July 1.
The Icelandic prime minister says opposition parties are filibustering parliament over every item on the agenda, and that he doesn’t quite understand why.
The Alþingi parliament came together at 11.00 this morning and the first item on the agenda was parliament itself.