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Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Poll Shows Pirates Leading

A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið October 14-19 shows the Pirate Party enjoying more voter support than any other party, or 22.6 percent.

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Left-Greens Gain Support in Poll

According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð2 and Vísir, the Left-Green Movement has gained more support than any other Icelandic political party since the last poll.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Bright Future Gains Most in Polls

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.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill Postponed

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.

Power Line Bill Reported to ESA

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.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill in Limelight

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.

Þeistareykir

Power Line Project to Resume

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, Iceland's parliament

Alþingi Ensures Rights of Disabled

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Hotly-Debated Report on Re-Privatization of Banks

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.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Animal Abusers to Keep Government Grants

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.

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