Politics

fishermen at work

Foreign Minister Firm on Russia Sanctions

Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is determined not to withdraw his support for Western sanctions against Russia, despite losses suffered by the fishing industry after Russia imposed an import ban on food from Iceland in August.

Björk

Björk: ‘There Will Be No More Highlands’

In a Vanity Fair interview, published Saturday, Icelandic musician Björk voices her fear that if the Icelandic government’s plans realize, within five or ten years “there will be no more highlands.”

Alþingi parliament

Icelandic International Development Agency Abolished

Alþingi is currently engaged in its annual marathon of debates, votes and meetings in the run up to the Christmas break. This morning, after a half-hour debate on the subject, the government’s bill to shut down the Icelandic International Development Agency was passed. Its role, funding and...

Pirate Party

Pirates Maintain Popularity

Iceland’s Pirate Party has topped the latest opinion poll, making it the most liked political party in the country for the ninth month in a row.

Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland.

Agreement Breaks Silence on Climate

Member of Parliament Svandís Svavarsdóttir, a member of the Left Green Movement and former minister for the environment, believes the Paris Climate Agreement has brought climate issues back into the discussion in Iceland, after silence regarding the issue before last parliamentary elections.

Foreign Ministers Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Børge Brende from Norway.

Nordic Council Wants Two-State Solution

Yesterday, the Nordic Council Session voted with overwhelming majority to encourage its governments to work toward a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to recognize Palestine as an independent and sovereign state.

Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron outside the Icelandic Parliament

PM on Power to UK: Jobs and Prices Essential

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in an interview with Iceland Review Online at the Northern Future Forum yesterday that he welcomes the possibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable but expressed the importance of...

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