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New Icelandic PM Will be Announced at 6:30 pm

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.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Discontent within Independence Party

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.

Reykjavík City Hall

Tortola Tremors Continue

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.

Protests outside Iceland's parliament against withdrawing from EU talks

PM Will not Resign

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.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Leak Leaves Icelandic PM in Deep Trouble

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.

Kári Stefánsson

More than 41,000 Sign Health Care Petition

More than 41,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, allocate 11 percent of the country’s annual GDP toward healthcare instead of the current 8.7 percent.

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal.

Interior Minister Runs for Party VP

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.

Syrian refugees on the border of Lebanon, 2014

Opposition Wants 500 Refugees

Twenty-two members of parliament from all parties in opposition have introduced a parliamentary resolution regarding increased support for accepting refugees in Iceland.

Government of Iceland 2013.

Increased Funding for Asylum Affairs in Iceland

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...

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