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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...

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson speaking at the Independence Party general meeting in 2013.

Will RÚV Be Sold?

The Independence Party believes certain state-owned assets should be sold, such as RÚV― the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

David Cameron, official photo.

Cameron is Coming

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit Iceland close to the end of this month.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Politicians Split Over Russia Sanctions

Icelandic politicians in the ruling coalition parties have varying views on the country’s continued support for European sanctions against Russia, and the split is not along party lines.

fishermen at work

Impact of Russia’s Import Ban Assessed

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has asked the Institute of Regional Development to assess the impact of Russia’s decision to impose an import ban on Icelandic food.

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