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Pirate Party

Pirates Largest Party Fourth Month in Row

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.

Geysir geothermal area.

No Conclusion on Charges at Tourist Destinations

Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.

Alþingi parliament

Pirate Party MP Raps in Parliament

Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, MP for the Pirate Party, appeared to have had enough of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Wednesday evening when he rapped the song ‘Hleypið mér út úr þessu partýi’ (‘Let me out of this party’) by Jónas Sigurðsson in the podium.

Alþingi parliament

Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

MP Asks PM for ‘Secret’ Spying Reports

Pirate Party leader, MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, requested at parliament yesterday that Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson submit the reports he discussed in his keynote speech at the Progressive Party convention last weekend.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

MPs Criticize Prime Minister’s Absence

Opposition MPs criticized the absence of the chairpersons of the two ruling coalition parties at the commencement of parliamentary sessions after the Easter break yesterday. Both Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party and Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence...

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

PM’s Ideas for New Buildings Disputed

Prime Minister of Iceland and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson recently presented a controversial parliamentary resolution on ambitious constructions to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty in 2018.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Iceland’s Pirate Party Suggests Electoral Alliance

Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir has suggested that all opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, forge an electoral alliance before the next parliamentary election in 2017 with the objective of completing a new constitution and guaranteeing a national referendum on...

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.

Double Salary Paid due to Hanna Birna’s Absence

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, has to pay an additional salary because of former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s leave: the salary of the deputy MP who is filling in for her and Hanna Birna’s temporary retaining salary on termination of office.

Alþingi parliament

Independence MP Calls for Hanna Birna’s Resignation

MP for the Independence Party Elín Hirst is calling for former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to step down as vice chair of the party and is against her taking a seat in parliament on her return from leave.

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Former Interior Minister’s Police Dealings Criticized

In a report published today Ombudsman of Alþingi Tryggvi Gunnarsson has concluded that former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson during the investigation of her ministry in connection with the leak of a...

Alþingi parliament

Icelandic Blasphemy Law up for Review

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson stated on the first day of the spring session at the Alþingi parliament on Tuesday that the law on punishment for blasphemy can be reviewed, in response to a request from Pirate Party MP Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson.

MP for the Independence Party Ásmundur Friðriksson.

MP Criticized for Comments on Muslims

MP for the Independence Party Ásmundur Friðriksson has expressed his opinion in the past days that the background of all Muslims in Iceland should be checked following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. The MP has been harshly criticized for his comments.

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