A new Gallup poll reveals that the Pirate Party now enjoys the support of most voters in the City of Reykjavík.
Comprehensive cooperation between authorities, municipalities, and the travel industry has been announced in a new policy for the travel industry.
If Russians continue to violate the airspace of Turkey, which is a NATO member, then that creates great danger, according to Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.
Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal has announced her intention to run for the position of vice president of the Independence Party at the party’s general meeting October 23-25.
According to the Financial Times, Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is among the world’s foremost male feminists.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson promised a 40 percent reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit Saturday, but has since been harshly criticized by the Icelandic Environment Association for lack of honesty.
Members of five parties in parliament have proposed an amendment to laws regarding the donation of organs.
The City of Reykjavík has officially welcomed a displaced writer from Cuba and will ensure he has a safe place to live and financial security.
The Reykjavík City Council yesterday withdrew a motion regarding the boycott of products from Israel.
A number of passengers of Icelandair and WOW Air have canceled their tickets to Iceland to protest a decision made by the Reykjavík City Council to boycott Israeli goods and services.
The Russian military has twice flown near to Iceland so far this year, with four planes. Last year they approached Iceland once, with two planes. According to foreign ministry figures, Russian interest in flying provocatively close to Iceland has decreased in recent years.
The Government of Iceland announced at a press conference today that ISK 2 billion (USD 16 million, EUR 14 million) will be allocated to assist refugees and asylum seekers. Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said he expected that Iceland will accept more than 100 refugees...
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson announced today on Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV that Reykjavík City Council will cancel its previously-announced boycott of Israeli products, explaining that the city will now only boycott goods produced in occupied territories.
Róbert Ragnarsson, the mayor of Grindavíkurbær, Southwest Iceland, this week issued a formal apology for having put municipal property on the Airbnb tourist accommodation website for personal financial gain.
The City of Reykjavík’s decision this week to boycott goods and services from Israel was a symbolic gesture intended to garner publicity and generate conversation. The fallout is probably more than the council bargained for.
Twenty-two members of parliament from all parties in opposition have introduced a parliamentary resolution regarding increased support for accepting refugees in Iceland.
The Icelandic government has decided to distribute ISK 50 million (USD 392,000, EUR 346,000) in additional funding to the Directorate of Immigration for processing applications for asylum in Iceland, which are constantly increasing. No decision has been made as to how many quota refugees will be...
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