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News 2017 - April

Stokkseyrarkirkja

Icelandic State “Owes Church Billions"

The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament.

Reykjanes geothermal power plant.

Iceland to Set Up Rainy Day Fund

Iceland’s Minister of Finance has decided the State will not sell the Landsvirkjun national energy company, as his predecessor had arranged. Instead, future dividends from shares in the national power company will be put into an emergency back-up fund, which will be set up to help Iceland get...

Unicorn Escaped Slaughter

Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.

Landspítali

Donations to Hospital Instead of Birthday Presents

“I think parents should do this sort of thing more often,” says Guðný María Waage, who donated ISK 250,000 (EUR 2,145/USD 2,345) to the Landspítali neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in lieu of first birthday presents to her daughter.

Police

Capital Police Chief Harassed Officer

A workplace psychologist, appointed by the Ministry for the Interior to investigate a policeman’s complaint against capital region police chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, has concluded “beyond all doubt” that her behavior constituted abuse. It was not workplace bullying, however, but rather...

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