The Pirate Party would like to begin negotiations now on the possibility of forming a coalition government with other parties in Iceland.
A new poll, published today, conducted for Morgunblaðið by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland, shows the Independence Party leading the political parties with 21.5 of the vote.
Independence Party MP Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir made history yesterday by breastfeeding her baby from the podium in Alþingi.
A parliamentary bill, intended to ensure that work on a power line project in North Iceland resume, will not be voted on in Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, before the October 29 election.
Yesterday, Icelandic MPs unanimously voted to pass a parliamentary bill regarding the lifting of capital controls.
In MP Kristján Möller’s view, it appears that a modern-day kidnapping is in the making, committed by the Norwegian child protection services.
A new poll, conducted October 3 and 4 by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, shows there appear to be swift changes in the support enjoyed by political parties in Iceland.
The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.
An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.
A new poll by MMR shows the Pirate Party and the Independence party running neck and neck, each with 22.7 percent of voters’ support.
At a meeting this morning, the Icelandic government approved a resolution, allowing work to resume on a power line project from the Þeistareikir geothermal power plant to the industrial area Bakki.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Based on projected funding for coming years, it would take almost half a century to replace all single-lane bridges on Iceland’s Ring Road with double-lane ones.
Reactions to the report presented Monday, criticizing the re-privatization of the Icelandic banks, continue.
Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who chairs the Alþingi parliament’s Budget Committee, and Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the committee’s first deputy chair, presented a report on Monday criticizing the re-privatization of the banks.
Numerous members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, failed to show up yesterday when an important bill was passed.
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.