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Þeistareykir

Power Line Struggle Continues

Landvernd, the Icelandic Environmental Association, and PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson disagree on whether environmental laws passed less than a year ago should be retroactive and, thus, able to halt projects already approved.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Animal Abusers to Keep Government Grants

MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.

gavel as used in courts

Do Lawyers Employ Criminals?

An Icelandic lawyer maintains that among his colleagues there exists a small group of attorneys who employ criminals to influence cases.

Police

Police Officer Sues Icelandic State

Aldís Hilmarsdóttir, former head of the narcotics division of the greater Reykjavík police, has filed a lawsuit against the Icelandic state because of the police chief’s decision to have her transferred to a different position in January this year.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Offshore Króna Bill Passed in Parliament

A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it.