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Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson speaking at the Independence Party general meeting in 2013.

Will RÚV Be Sold?

The Independence Party believes certain state-owned assets should be sold, such as RÚV― the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

David Cameron, official photo.

Cameron is Coming

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit Iceland close to the end of this month.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Politicians Split Over Russia Sanctions

Icelandic politicians in the ruling coalition parties have varying views on the country’s continued support for European sanctions against Russia, and the split is not along party lines.

fishermen at work

Impact of Russia’s Import Ban Assessed

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has asked the Institute of Regional Development to assess the impact of Russia’s decision to impose an import ban on Icelandic food.

Reykjavík

Reykjavík Wants to Preserve Archaeological Find

The City of Reykjavík’s environment and planning committee this week voted to call upon the city council to set up an advisory committee for the archaeological remains recently discovered by Lækjargata, and for the recently rediscovered 19th and 20th century harborside structures along...

Fish shop in Iceland

Iceland: Virgin or Prostitute?

Rumors of an impending ban on imports of Icelandic food to Russia have sparked a debate on the choice between morality and commercial interests.

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.

City Councilor Reveals She Was Raped

Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped.

Pirate Party

Pirates Remain Largest Party in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.

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