The City of Reykjavík’s environment and planning committee this week voted to call upon the city council to set up an advisory committee for the archaeological remains recently discovered by Lækjargata, and for the recently rediscovered 19th and 20th century harborside structures along...
An increased military threat from Russia necessitates Iceland’s support of western sanctions, says former Icelandic ambassador.
Rumors of an impending ban on imports of Icelandic food to Russia have sparked a debate on the choice between morality and commercial interests.
The Pirate Party is the most popular political party in Iceland for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Gallup poll. Meanwhile, the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government has 36 percent support.
Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped.
Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.
A ceremonial parliamentary debate took place at Alþingi on Friday in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland.
A coalition of international animal protection and conservation organizations has asked the Obama administration to impose economic sanctions against Icelandic companies with corporate ties to the commercial whaling industry.
Bright Future would not get a single member elected to Alþingi if the election took place now, according to the latest Fréttablaðið opinion poll.
The Icelandic prime minister says opposition parties are filibustering parliament over every item on the agenda, and that he doesn’t quite understand why.
The Icelandic government committed at its cabinet meeting yesterday to create a special conciliation committee to deal with the ongoing strike by nurses and academics.
The Alþingi parliament came together at 11.00 this morning and the first item on the agenda was parliament itself.
A three-day political festival will be held in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, June 11-13, 2015. As part of the festival, internationally-acclaimed documentary Blueberry Soup will be screened on June 12 at 8:30 pm.
The funeral of Halldór Ásgrímsson, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, will take place on Thursday, May 28 at 13.00 in Hallgrímskirkja cathedral.
A bill on the removal of capital controls will be put to Alþingi parliament next week, according to Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.
Reykjavík City Council wants to wrestle the power to set rules on pets in public places from the state and has sent a request to the government, following a council vote.
“In fact the number of refugee resettlements in Europe is not going up, but rather their previously uneven distribution is being evened out,” Íris Björg Kristjánsdóttir, parliamentary committee specialist on immigration and former head of the refugee committee, told Vísir.
The Pirate Party is by far Iceland’s largest political party, according to a new poll by MMR published today.
Siv Friðleifsdóttir, member of the Icelandic parliament and former government minister, is calling for the purchasing age for tobacco products to be increased. She says Iceland should look towards other countries which have increased the smoking age to 21 for inspiration in trying to stop people...
A majority of the constitutional and oversight committee has voted that investigations against the former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, are over.
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, has received a response to his controversial letter to the EU.
Iceland’s Pirate Party reports a recent surge in registrations of new members. According to Finnur Þ. Gunnþórsson, head of the party’s executive board, there have been so many new registrations that they have not been able to check each new member against their social security number and...
Chair of the Social Democratic Party Árni Páll Árnason was reelected at the party’s conference on Friday night by one vote after an unexpected leadership challenge from MP in Reykjavík Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir. Árni Páll received 49.49 percent of the vote, or 241 votes, while Sigríður...