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.
News 2015 - December
After the recent gentle weather, it is due to get wintry over parts of Iceland today—though nowhere near as stormy as the hurricane force winds that struck ten days ago, the duty meteorologist assures RÚV.
In an Interview with Sky News last Friday, Icelandic musician Björk called the Icelandic prime minister and the minister of finance “red neck politicians,” blaming them for “trying to erase the Icelandic highlands.”
Applications for Icelandic citizenship have been received from both Albanian families with terminally ill children who were deported on December 10.
IKEA has announced plans to donate ISK 100,000 (USD 770, EUR 705) of store credit to all 55 Syrian refugees expected in Iceland in January.
Icelandic MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Gunnar Nelson lost the second fight in his career over the weekend, when he fought against Brazilian Demian Maia at the UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
Member of Parliament Svandís Svavarsdóttir, a member of the Left Green Movement and former minister for the environment, believes the Paris Climate Agreement has brought climate issues back into the discussion in Iceland, after silence regarding the issue before last parliamentary elections.
The Icelandic Met Office has received criticism lately, because a German meteorologist, Martin Hensch, has been reading the weather report on RÚV’s Rás1, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.