The mayor of Reykjanesbær , Southwest Iceland, Kjartan Már Kjartansson, compares the chain of events at a town council meeting yesterday to an American movie.
The Grey Army is a newly-established group, working within the Association of Elderly Citizens, which aims to bring about a change of attitudes towards pensioners.
Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, believes the State might have the right of first refusal to buy Jökulsárlón. She will discuss the idea at today’s cabinet meeting.
Reykjanesbær council—one of Iceland’s most populous municipalities—may be about to take the unusual decision to ask the central government to take over its finances in an effort to get spiraling debt under control.
The new Icelandic government has survived the opposition's vote of no confidence, just one day into its existence.
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.
The three jailed former heads of Kaupþing Bank are today to be released from prison into almost total freedom, following a change in the law rushed through parliament in March.
Following yesterday’s calls from the Progressive Party to withdraw the 110-year period of secrecy on data and documentation about the resolution of the old bankrupt banks, the head of the national archives has said that no documentation currently exists with 110-year secrecy applied.
It was yesterday revealed that the treasurer of the opposition Social Democrats party has assets in a business based in Luxembourg—the closest thing the EU has to a tax haven.
Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir, parliamentary chairman of the Independence Party, says there is a difference in the position of the Prime Minister and the other two government ministers with connections to offshore companies. Independence Party MPs met last night to discuss the issue.
Reykjavík city council was last week informed that producers are hoping to film a new television series in City Hall.
The Reykjavík District Court has ordered the Ministry of the Interior, on behalf of the State, to close the northeast-southwest runway at Reykjavík Airport within 16 weeks, and to re-examine planning rules for the airport in accordance with the runway closure.
Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has been keeping quiet about his wife’s business dealings, amid claims the issue is causing a major rift within the coalition government.
The Icelandic authorities’ contract with Vodafone for the rental of a fiber optic cable owned by NATO did not count as illegal state assistance.
The results of the latest MMR opinion poll on support for individual political parties and for the sitting government shows that the Pirate Party remains by far the biggest force in Icelandic politics, despite suffering a slight drop in support.
A new far-right political party is in the making, called the Icelandic National Front (Íslenska þjóðfylkingin).
Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...
Ólína Þorvarðardóttir, an MP for the Social Democrats, has suggested that the government should create a new ombudsman for refugees and asylum seekers.
Iceland’s Pirate Party has topped the latest opinion poll, making it the most liked political party in the country for the ninth month in a row.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson believes politicians need to be “more political” in order to set themselves apart from others.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in an interview with Iceland Review Online at the Northern Future Forum yesterday that he welcomes the possibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable but expressed the importance of...
British prime minister David Cameron, who was in Iceland yesterday for the Northern Future Forum, said he believed that both countries had now put Icesave behind them and were focusing on other issues.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Iceland today to attend the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík, which begins tomorrow. He met with PM of Iceland Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, this evening. The PMs plan to discuss relations and cooperation between...