Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson introduced the government’s budget bill in Harpa concert house today.
Yesterday, the Pirate Party general meeting voted to agree on a resolution which emphasizes the party’s goal of keeping two main issues at the forefront for next term.
Sneakers and the lack of ties are to blame for the public’s lack of respect for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, according to Member of Parliament Vigdís Hauksdóttir.
The Pirate Party is the most popular political party in Iceland for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Gallup poll. Meanwhile, the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government has 36 percent support.
Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.
Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, MP for the Pirate Party, appeared to have had enough of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Wednesday evening when he rapped the song ‘Hleypið mér út úr þessu partýi’ (‘Let me out of this party’) by Jónas Sigurðsson in the podium.
Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20.
Opposition MPs were upset when Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson left the parliament’s floor in the middle of a debate yesterday, allegedly to eat cake. They accused him of being disrespectful.
A fisheries company owned by the wife of Progressive Party MP Páll Jóhann Pálsson will receive mackerel quota worth ISK 50 million (USD 367,000, EUR 339,000) if a new bill by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson will be passed.
Pirate Party leader, MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, requested at parliament yesterday that Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson submit the reports he discussed in his keynote speech at the Progressive Party convention last weekend.
Opposition MPs criticized the absence of the chairpersons of the two ruling coalition parties at the commencement of parliamentary sessions after the Easter break yesterday. Both Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party and Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence...
Prime Minister of Iceland and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson recently presented a controversial parliamentary resolution on ambitious constructions to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty in 2018.
Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir has suggested that all opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, forge an electoral alliance before the next parliamentary election in 2017 with the objective of completing a new constitution and guaranteeing a national referendum on...
Leaders of all four opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, will be submit a parliamentary resolution today, requesting that a national referendum on continued accession talks with the European Union be held on September 26.
A letter signed by leaders of all four opposition parties in Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, was sent to European Union leaders on Friday in objection of the government’s attempt to terminate Iceland-EU accession talks without passing it through Alþingi first. In response, Foreign Minister Gunnar...
The Pirate Party, which was the smallest in parliament after the 2013 election, has grown to become the third-largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest Capacent Gallup poll. More than 15 percent of respondents now support the party.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, has to pay an additional salary because of former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s leave: the salary of the deputy MP who is filling in for her and Hanna Birna’s temporary retaining salary on termination of office.
Most respondents to a new MMR survey, 24.9 percent, said they trust the Pirate Party best to settle issues that have to do with the economic crisis that hit in 2008, such as leading an investigation into the banking collapse.
MP for the Independence Party Elín Hirst is calling for former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to step down as vice chair of the party and is against her taking a seat in parliament on her return from leave.
Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir has denied having tried to influence the police investigation of the leak of a confidential document to the media in November 2013.
In a report published today Ombudsman of Alþingi Tryggvi Gunnarsson has concluded that former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson during the investigation of her ministry in connection with the leak of a...