A bill proposing a ban on circumcision is currently before the Icelandic parliament.
Four artists have been added to the list of those who will receive a so-called “honourary artist salary,” a state-funded grant meant to recognize artistic contributions.
Young voters turned up in numbers at this year's parliamentary elections, as 75.2% of 18 and 19-year olds voted.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, held its first ever state council meeting earlier today.
The European Court of Human Rights announced their ruling in the case of former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde versus the State of Iceland this morning.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson met with all party leaders on September 16th to work discuss the dissolution of the government which occurred last week when Bright Future pulled out of the governing three-party coalition.
Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s minister for the environment, says that the decision to have a photo shoot inside Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament building, which was used for a British company’s marketing campaign, was made in jest between friends.
Neither the Reform Party nor Bright Future, two of the three parties making up the Icelandic coalition government, would win a seat in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, were elections to be held today.
The Icelandic Minister of Justice wants to do away with the concepts of ‘restored honor’ and an ‘unblemished reputation.’
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.
The General Affairs and Education Committee’s parliamentary bill to grant 51 individuals Icelandic citizenship was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
The government’s budget plan for the next five years was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
Very few matters about which there is a difference of opinion between the governing parties and the opposition are getting through Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
Nichole Leigh Mosty, member of parliament for Bright Future, was on the verge of tears at the beginning of her speech to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament during so-called kitchen day discussion last night.
The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.
Iceland will become the first country in the world to require companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality.
The Directorate of Tax Investigations in Iceland is investigating 22 contractors, suspected of trying to evade tax payments by transferring the responsibility for their payments to their subcontractors.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.
The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
A bill has been presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which would make people’s agreement to organ donations assumed.