Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir released a statement yesterday afternoon confirming the news that she had requested to be released from her duties as minister because of the leak affair. However, the decision was personal, not political, she says.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will step down today, as reported just now. According to the sources of national broadcaster RÚV , the minister is planning to take a break from politics and return to parliament in January. It’s unclear who will replace her.
MP for the Progressive Party Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir would like the law on displaying the Icelandic flag changed. “I’m suggesting that the flag could be up, for example, during the summer, the brightest time of year,” she told Bylgjan radio on Wednesday, adding that she would like the flag to be...
Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former political assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, received the Suðurnes police’s transcript of their questioning of asylum seeker Tony Omos the same day the police department’s chief had sent Gísli a statement on the progress of the case’s...
Former Chief of Police in Suðurnes Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir called Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, the then political assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, in the morning of November 20, 2013, according to a new article on dv.is .
The Independence Party of Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson currently enjoys a support rating of 32.9 percent, up from 30.3 percent in late October, according to a new survey. Last week the government announced the recipients of its mortgage relief plan.
Delegates of the Faroe Islands, Norway and the European Union will meet in Bergen, Norway, to discuss the division of the mackerel fishing quota, which has long been debated, next week. The three parties have reached an agreement between themselves. Iceland was not invited to the meeting.
Three individuals were named in the memo leaked by Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, including sensitive and confidential information about the affairs of an asylum seeker who was being deport
Interior Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is facing renewed calls from opposition leaders to step down and assume responsibility for her former assistant Gísli Freyr Valdórsson after he confessed on Tuesday to leaking confidential and sensitive information about an asylum seeker in November...