The Icelandic authorities’ contract with Vodafone for the rental of a fiber optic cable owned by NATO did not count as illegal state assistance.
News 2016 - March
A highly unusual situation arose yesterday at insurance company VÍS: the planned election of a new board of directors was cancelled due to Iceland’s controversial gender quota. But in this rare instance, it was because there were not enough men standing for election.
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.
Residents of Grundarhverfi, on the small Kjalarnes peninsula, are upset with the Directorate of Immigration for housing 43 asylum seekers in their neighborhood. A heated public meeting took place this week.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) decided at a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday night to move its offices to Akureyri from Potsdam, Germany on January 1, 2017.
A man in his forties has confessed to setting fire to a building that housed an auto body shop on Grettisgata, near downtown Reykjavík.
The number of Chinese tourists in Iceland has increased almost tenfold since 2010, from about 5.000 to about 48,000.
Several plastic bags, containing a large amount of waste from cannabis production, were placed in a container intended for corrugated paper in Akureyri yesterday.