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Alþingi parliament

Consensus Rules in Parliament

Very few matters about which there is a difference of opinion ​between the governing parties and the opposition are getting through Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.

Alþingishúsið

MP on Verge of Tears in Podium

Nichole Leigh Mosty, member of parliament for Bright Future, was on the verge of tears at the beginning of her speech to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament during so-called kitchen day discussion last night.

Equal pay bill.

Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Critical of High Court

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.

Wine

Liquor Bill Debated

The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

No One Given Mandate to Form Government

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.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Make or Break for Five-Party Talks

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.

Icelandic money

Budget Bill in Nutshell

The Icelandic government’s budget bill was presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday when Alþingi reconvened.

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