News 2014 - February

Protests outside Iceland's parliament against withdrawing from EU talks

Forty Thousand Sign EU Referendum Petition

Over 40,000 people, or 16.5 percent of the electorate, have signed a petition calling for a national referendum on whether Iceland should continue accession talks with the European Union.

Protest outside Iceland's parliament

Eighty-Two Percent Want EU Referendum

The majority of the Icelandic population, or 82 percent, would like a referendum on whether Iceland should continue EU membership talks, according to the latest poll conducted by daily Fréttablaðið.

Vigdís Hauksdóttir

MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir in Hot Water Again

The board of the Journalist’s Union of Iceland met earlier today to discuss the comments MP for the Progressive Party and chair of the parliament’s finance committee Vigdís Hauksdóttir’s posted on her Facebook page last night asking EGF cosmetics company not to advertise in Kvennablaðið....

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Icelandic Family Life in Photos

Brazilian photographer Anna Silveira received an envelope two years ago from her then 89-year-old grandmother on which was written “A Trip to the North Pole.”

Protestors outside Iceland's parliament

More Protests Planned Today

Protests are expected outside Iceland’s parliament later today for the fourth day in a row, following plans by the government to withdraw Iceland from EU membership talks.