Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s minister for the environment, says that the decision to have a photo shoot inside Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament building, which was used for a British company’s marketing campaign, was made in jest between friends.
Neither the Reform Party nor Bright Future, two of the three parties making up the Icelandic coalition government, would win a seat in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, were elections to be held today.
The Icelandic Minister of Justice wants to do away with the concepts of ‘restored honor’ and an ‘unblemished reputation.’
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.
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.
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.
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.
Iceland will become the first country in the world to require companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality.
The Directorate of Tax Investigations in Iceland is investigating 22 contractors, suspected of trying to evade tax payments by transferring the responsibility for their payments to their subcontractors.
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 Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.
The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
A bill has been presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which would make people’s agreement to organ donations assumed.
A new poll, conducted by MMR January 3-10, shows the Independence Party enjoying 26.1 percent support, which is down from 29.3 percent in the last poll.
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.
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.