“A lot of interesting things have come forth in the hearings on this issue, but they don’t seem to be of any interest to my ‘fan club,’ which has hung a target with my face on it on the wall of the newsroom.”
Unlike last year’s Panama-paper scandal, Iceland isn’t prominent in the newly released Paradise Papers, according to Reykjavik Media.
The recently formed political party Miðflokkurinn has unveiled its logo for the upcoming Parliamentary elections, which features a galloping white horse with the Aurora Borealis in the background
New information has come forth confirming that Wintris, an offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s wife, did not pay taxes in Iceland according to law over a period of several years.
The Directorate of Internal Revenue has demanded almost half a billion krónur [USD 4.9 million, EUR 4.2 million] in outstanding taxes from 16 individuals, based on information in the Panama Papers.
The McClatchy Company, the ICIJ international investigative journalists’ association, and the Miami Herald were last night awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for ten investigations of the Panama Papers scandal—including one into Wintris, the offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug...
A report revealing that the Icelandic state is likely losing out on ISK 2.8 to 6.5 billion (USD 25-57 million, EUR 23-54 million) annually because of Icelandic tax payers’ offshore assets was presented on Friday. The report was authored by a task force appointed by Minister of Finance Bjarni...
Fifty-seven Icelandic fishermen, who worked for Icelandic fisheries abroad, are suspected of having failed to pay income tax in Iceland, where they resided.
Almost one hundred people are suspects in the investigation of the Directorate of Tax Investigation in Iceland regarding offshore companies.
In a speech at the Progressive Party’s central committee meeting on Friday, former PM of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, stated he knew his computer had been hacked.
MP for the Progressive Party Höskuldur Þórhallsson has announced that he will run against the party’s chair, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, as leader of the Northeast constituency.
Sigmundur Davíð gained international fame in an interview which has been on virtually every news hour and numerous comedy shows worldwide.
Sveinbjörg Birna Björnsdóttir, who represents the Progressive Party at the Reykjavík City Council, plans to ask for a temporary leave of absence at a city council meeting today.
An article in Stundin today reveals the connections of father and son Björgólfur Guðmundsson and Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson to offshore companies.
In last night’s closing speeches before summer recess in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, MPs discussed the main events of the parliamentary session and stressed their policies.
Three family members of former Reykjavík city councilor Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson say that the day after the Panama Papers leak broke in the press, he confessed to the family that his parents’ funds were being stored in his own offshore company.
Hannes Smárason, former CEO and board director of FL Group, was the authorized signatory of a company in Panama, which received an ISK 3 billion (USD 24 million, EUR 21 million) loan from the holding company Fons in 2007.
The Independence Party has come top in the latest opinion poll in Iceland, with roughly 31 percent support.
This morning, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson posted information on Facebook regarding his and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir’s tax payments since 2007.
A search of the database made public last night by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals the names of 170 individuals listed under accounts in Iceland.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today makes public a database with information regarding more than 200,000 offshore entities.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson says he had interpreted CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour’s question, in an interview last month, about whether anything would be discovered about him and his family linking them to offshore companies, to be about himself, his wife Dorrit...
Dorrit Moussaieff, wife of President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has released a statement about recent media reports that she has links to offshore accounts, revealed in the so-called Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers. She states, among other things, that she has never had an account with...