Selling half of the Icelandic state’s share in the country’s banks in coming years could reduce the state’s debt to 10-15 percent of GDP by 2022.
The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir neither plans to intervene in the wage dispute of fishermen and fisheries with provisional legislation nor by changing the tax law.
The Icelandic government has issued an apology to those who suffered abuse at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated 1952-1993.
A new government, led by Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, has now officially taken power in Iceland.
The agenda of the new Icelandic government was signed at Gerðarsafn museum in Kópavogur, near Reykjavík, at 2:30 this afternoon.
The party group of the Reform Party convened yesterday to discuss the report on Icelanders’ offshore assets, made public Friday.
The new Independence Party-Reform Party-Bright Future coalition government will be announced tomorrow and the new ministers formally take office on Wednesday. The government agenda is to be presented to the parties’ members tonight and made public tomorrow.
Formal coalition talks between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future begin today.
After Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir returned the mandate to form a government yesterday afternoon, Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent out a statement to the press.
Captain of the Pirate Party Birgitta Jónsdóttir announced shortly before 3 pm today that she intends to return the mandate to lead government formation talks back to President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 5 pm today.
Today, it will be determined whether the five parties currently considering forging a government coalition, will launch formal talks. The Pirate Party and Social Democrats have declared themselves willing to take the step, the other three parties remain undecided.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, reconvenes today, starting with a sermon at 1:30 pm at Dómkirkjan, the Reykjavík Cathedral.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has given Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir the mandate to form a government.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir to meet him at his office.
Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson and Left-Green Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir have decided not to start formal coalition negotiations.
RÚV reports that Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Independence Party Leader Bjarni Benediktsson have informed Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson that an agreement has been reached to look into the possibility of forming a coalition between these two parties.
RÚV reported yesterday that the likelihood of a three-party center-right coalition of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future had increased anew.
Left-Green Movement Leader Katrín Jakobsdóttir is on her way to Bessastaðir, the Icelandic presidential residence, where she is to meet with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 10 am.