Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson traveled to Lebanon on Saturday to familiarize himself with the conditions of refugees in the area.
For the first time ever, support for the Pirate Party has exceeded 40 percent, according to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð2.
Beauty queen and business woman Linda Pétursdóttir, chosen Miss World in 1988, has in recent weeks been encouraged by a number of people to run for president this summer.
The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today.
Minister for the Interior Ólöf Nordal, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, revealed yesterday that the cancer has returned.
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.
Now that President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has announced he won’t be running again this spring, the field is wide open.
Yesterday, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced in his New Year’s Day address that he would not run again for reelection.
There appears to be disagreement within the Icelandic government regarding the support of Western sanctions against Russia.
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 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...
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.
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.
There is willingness within Alþingi’s General Affairs Committee to grant Icelandic citizenship to an Albanian boy, suffering from cystic fibrosis, and his family.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in his speech at the UN Climate Conference in Paris yesterday that the effects of climate change are visible in Iceland.
It’s unclear whether Iceland’s European Union application is no longer valid, or whether a new government could request that negotiations resume.
The Paris attacks will not have an impact on the decision of Icelandic authorities to receive refugees from Syria this year and next.
Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labor Party and former foreign minister, complains President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is stealing the scene.
At the United Nations General Assembly this week, Iceland voted against a nuclear disarmament resolution.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson believes politicians need to be “more political” in order to set themselves apart from others.
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.