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Progressive Party Members to Profit from Mackerel Quota

A fisheries company owned by the wife of Progressive Party MP Páll Jóhann Pálsson will receive mackerel quota worth ISK 50 million (USD 367,000, EUR 339,000)  if a new bill by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson will be passed.

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Society

Strike Affects Animal Welfare in Iceland

The ongoing strike among the members of the Association of Academics (BHM), including veterinarians, is affecting the operations of slaughterhouses; chicken and pigs cannot be slaughtered and meanwhile conditions at poultry and pork farms are becoming crammed.

Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir with Mt. Lhotse in the background.

Nature & Travel

Icelandic Adventurer Returns to Everest

Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, who became the first Icelander to walk solo to the South Pole, has returned to Mt. Everest to complete her Seven Summit challenge and climb the world’s highest peak. Today, she will leave Base Camp for Camp 1.

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Society

Hate Speech Protested at Iceland’s Radio Saga

The Social Democrat Alliance youth organization is planning the event #OccupySaga today between 9 am and 12 noon, encouraging people to call the radio station Útvarp Saga and protest hate speech among the radio station’s hosts.

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Politics

Progressive Party Members to Profit from Mackerel Quota

A fisheries company owned by the wife of Progressive Party MP Páll Jóhann Pálsson will receive mackerel quota worth ISK 50 million (USD 367,000, EUR 339,000)  if a new bill by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson will be...

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Business

Prime Minister Wants Flag on Icelandic Products

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson put forth a bill in parliament yesterday on the freer use of Iceland’s national flag on Icelandic products and design. The new bill will allow the flag to be displayed on Icelandic products, design and...

Culture

Icelandic Film Wins Three Awards at Tribeca

Virgin Mountain (original title: Fúsi), Icelandic director Dagur Kári Pétursson’s most recent film, won three of the main awards in the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York yesterday, including for Best Narrative...

Nature and Travel

Icelandic Adventurer Returns to Everest

Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, who became the first Icelander to walk solo to the South Pole, has returned to Mt. Everest to complete her Seven Summit challenge and climb the world’s highest peak. Today, she will leave Base...

Eruption

Holuhraun Emitted 11 Million Tons of SO2 Gas

Scientists at the Icelandic Met Office have calculated that a total of 11 million tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) were emitted during the six-month Holuhraun eruption in Iceland’s northeastern highlands.

Society

Strike Affects Animal Welfare in Iceland

The ongoing strike among the members of the Association of Academics (BHM), including veterinarians, is affecting the operations of slaughterhouses; chicken and pigs cannot be slaughtered and meanwhile conditions at poultry and pork farms are...

Sci & Tech

Traces of Lost Continent Found beneath Iceland

Scientists at the University of Oslo, led by geology professor Trond H. Torsvik, believe to have discovered traces of a lost continent in the rock around Öræfajökull, a Vatnajökull outlet glacier, in Southeast Iceland. The region may lie on top...

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