Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Leak Leaves Icelandic PM in Deep Trouble

An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.

Alþingi parliament

Bank Crash Secrecy “Should be Lifted”

The parliamentary Progressive Party has voted to remove the 110-year secrecy period currently in place for all documentation regarding the resolution of the estates of the bankrupt Icelandic banks, from the 2008 crash to today. The Progressive Party MPs say they hope for a wider backing from...

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Will Alþingi Declare No Confidence in PM?

MP Róbert Marshall, Bright Future, believes there is reason to issue a declaration of no confidence in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, following the revelation that his wife owns a company registered in the tax haven Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, and his unwillingness to discuss the...

Alþingi parliament

Icelandic International Development Agency Abolished

Alþingi is currently engaged in its annual marathon of debates, votes and meetings in the run up to the Christmas break. This morning, after a half-hour debate on the subject, the government’s bill to shut down the Icelandic International Development Agency was passed. Its role, funding and...

Pirate Party

Pirates Maintain Popularity

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.

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal.

Interior Minister Runs for Party VP

Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal has announced her intention to run for the position of vice president of the Independence Party at the party’s general meeting October 23-25.

Pirate Party

Pirates Remain Largest Party in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.

BHM strike

Government Creates Bill to Force Strikes to Stop

The Icelandic government met last night and agreed to put a bill to parliament that would postpone ongoing strike action by specific member organizations of the BHM umbrella organization of academics, and the Icelandic nurses, until July 1.

Did Drunk MP Vomit on Fellow Passengers?

There are two versions of a story circulating about whether or not Ásmundur Einar Daðason, MP for the Progressive Party and personal assistant to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, was drunk when he vomited on board a WOW air flight to Washington DC this week.