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Demonstration

Beware the Grey Army!

The Grey Army is a newly-established group, working within the Association of Elderly Citizens, which aims to bring about a change of attitudes towards pensioners.

Keflavík

Indebted Town Calls on Government Help

Reykjanesbær council—one of Iceland’s most populous municipalities—may be about to take the unusual decision to ask the central government to take over its finances in an effort to get spiraling debt under control.

Bessastaðir

New Government Confirmed

Iceland’s new government is now official and has presidential approval to run the country under the leadership of the new Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Vigdís Hauksdóttir

Controversial Bank Secrecy Rule “Not an Issue”

Following yesterday’s calls from the Progressive Party to withdraw the 110-year period of secrecy on data and documentation about the resolution of the old bankrupt banks, the head of the national archives has said that no documentation currently exists with 110-year secrecy applied.

Sigurður Ingi Johannsson.

“Difference” in Ministers’ Offshore Businesses

Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir, parliamentary chairman of the Independence Party, says there is a difference in the position of the Prime Minister and the other two government ministers with connections to offshore companies. Independence Party MPs met last night to discuss the issue.

Reykjavík domestic airport

Court Orders Runway Closure

The Reykjavík District Court has ordered the Ministry of the Interior, on behalf of the State, to close the northeast-southwest runway at Reykjavík Airport within 16 weeks, and to re-examine planning rules for the airport in accordance with the runway closure.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Silence Over PM’s Business Controversy

Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has been keeping quiet about his wife’s business dealings, amid claims the issue is causing a major rift within the coalition government.

Government of Iceland 2013.

Pirates in Slight Slip

The results of the latest MMR opinion poll on support for individual political parties and for the sitting government shows that the Pirate Party remains by far the biggest force in Icelandic politics, despite suffering a slight drop in support.

Dómkirkjan church

71 Percent Support Separation of Church and State

Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...

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.

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...

David Cameron and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Northern Future Forum 2015

Cameron: ‘Icesave is in the Past’

British prime minister David Cameron, who was in Iceland yesterday for the Northern Future Forum, said he believed that both countries had now put Icesave behind them and were focusing on other issues.

Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron outside the Icelandic Parliament

Cameron Arrives in Iceland

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Iceland today to attend the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík, which begins tomorrow. He met with PM of Iceland Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, this evening. The PMs plan to discuss relations and cooperation between...

Reykjavík

Northern Future Forum Starts Tomorrow

Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, will host the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík this week. The two-day seminar brings together the prime ministers and other representatives of the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and the United Kingdom to discuss future trends in...

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