Iceland’s new government is now official and has presidential approval to run the country under the leadership of the new Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.
Major Icelandic media outlets are reporting that Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir will indeed be part of Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s new government as suspected—but that she will take the coveted post of Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Iceland will hold a parliamentary election this autumn, following the Panama Papers scandal which cost Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson his job.
A poll conducted April 4 and 5 by MMR shows that voters’ trust in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is at a historic low.
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.
An MMR poll conducted January 12-20 reveals that 53.2 percent of Icelanders support government- funded grants for artists in the form of salary paid to those whose applications are accepted.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson believes politicians need to be “more political” in order to set themselves apart from others.
The economic measures introduced by the government Wednesday are the largest ever in Icelandic history, according to Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.
According to the Financial Times, Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is among the world’s foremost male feminists.
The Government of Iceland announced at a press conference today that ISK 2 billion (USD 16 million, EUR 14 million) will be allocated to assist refugees and asylum seekers. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said he expected that Iceland will accept more than 100 refugees...
The Icelandic government has decided to distribute ISK 50 million (USD 392,000, EUR 346,000) in additional funding to the Directorate of Immigration for processing applications for asylum in Iceland, which are constantly increasing. No decision has been made as to how many quota refugees will be...
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson delivered his keynote speech from Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last night.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is planning to appoint a committee of ministers to discuss the growing pressure from Icelanders, politicians and the public, on the government to accept more than 50 refugees.
The Pirate Party is the most popular political party in Iceland for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Gallup poll. Meanwhile, the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government has 36 percent support.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission...
The government of Iceland announced their climate goals this week ahead of the World Climate Summit in Paris in December. Iceland will be joining Norway and the EU in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to their status in 1990.
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.
The mackerel fishing quota will be issued for one year at a time but not for six years, according to an amendment to the mackerel quota bill presented by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson in response to a petition protesting the bill.
“That the protest was on that particular day reflects a certain situation which must be tackled. Though it did, unfortunately, put a dampener on festivities,” the mayor of Reykjavík commented following yesterday’s protests against the government which took place on the National Day, June 17.
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.