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Alþingi parliament

Bill Proposes Dissolving Naming Committee

MPs of the Reform Party, Pirate Party, and Social Democratic Alliance have put forth a bill proposing substantial amendments to Iceland’s naming laws, including dissolving the Icelandic Naming Committee.

Cows at Mývatn

Fresh Meat Import Ruling Debated

The Reykjavík District Court ruled Friday that the Icelandic State must pay damages to a company that was prevented from importing fresh beef tenderloins to Iceland.

Icelandic money

Are Taxes Optional?

Foreign companies can choose whether to pay income tax in Iceland, states tax expert and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland.

Power Line Bill Reported to ESA

The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill in Limelight

An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.

Shopping carts.

Iceland vs. Iceland

A lawsuit could be filed to demand that the British supermarket chain Iceland relinquish its use of the brand name Iceland within the European Union.

Þeistareykir

Power Line Project to Resume

At a meeting this morning, the Icelandic government approved a resolution, allowing work to resume on a power line project from the Þeistareikir geothermal power plant to the industrial area Bakki.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Alþingi Ensures Rights of Disabled

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Police

Scandal at Reykjavík Police Station

Reykjavík Police Chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir has been found to have violated the Administrative Procedure Act by temporarily relieving a policeman in the narcotics division of his duties in January.