Only 9 percent of Icelanders believe that Prime Minister and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an honest person, according to new poll by MMR. Even fewer, or 5 percent of respondents, find that the PM has charisma.
A fisheries company owned by the wife of Progressive Party MP Páll Jóhann Pálsson will receive mackerel quota worth ISK 50 million (USD 367,000, EUR 339,000) if a new bill by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson will be passed.
The personal driver of foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is the best paid government driver with ISK 700,000 (USD 5,150 USD, EUR 4,760) per month, according to daily DV, which requested information about the salaries of ministers’ drivers.
MP for the Left Greens Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced on Facebook yesterday that her party will put forward a motion in parliament that the Icelandic government allocates additional funds to the Icelandic Coast Guard so that its ship Týr can continue its work in the Mediterranean.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the most trusted on a list of politicians in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published Friday. The poll found that 48.5 percent of Icelanders had “rather a lot/a lot” of trust in Ólafur Ragnar.
Pirate Party leader, MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, requested at parliament yesterday that Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson submit the reports he discussed in his keynote speech at the Progressive Party convention last weekend.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg came on his first official visit to Iceland since taking office yesterday. In a press conference, he said he welcomes the recent announcement of increased defense cooperation between the Nordic countries.
Rafn Einarsson, who represented the Progressive Party on the district council for Breiðholt suburb in Reykjavík, requested to be relieved from his duties yesterday after news website Stundin wrote about comments he had written about Muslims on his Facebook page.
Opposition MPs criticized the absence of the chairpersons of the two ruling coalition parties at the commencement of parliamentary sessions after the Easter break yesterday. Both Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party and Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence...
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced in his opening speech at the Progressive Party’s bi-annual congress on Friday that he expected the government to launch its plan to remove capital controls before the parliament’s summer recess. He said a proposed stability tax...
Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to now former Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has paid damages to asylum seeker Tony Omos for leaking confidential information about him, including damaging and unsubstantiated allegations, to the media in 2013.
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...
In a draft resolution to be presented at this weekend’s bi-annual congress of the Progressive Party, which is chaired by Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, global warming is described as bringing “exciting” opportunities.
Prime Minister of Iceland and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson recently presented a controversial parliamentary resolution on ambitious constructions to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty in 2018.
In the printed version of Iceland Review (02-15) a serious error was made in Eiríkur Bergmann Einarsson’s article 'Locking up the Banksters.'
Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir has suggested that all opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, forge an electoral alliance before the next parliamentary election in 2017 with the objective of completing a new constitution and guaranteeing a national referendum on...
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...
An unexpected leadership election will take place at the Social Democratic Alliance’s national conference this evening. The sitting party leader says he had no idea he would have opposition before yesterday evening.
Iceland’s health minister says there are no plans to increase the number of birthing facilities in the country again, after the number was reduced from 14 to ten over the last decade.
Leaders of all four opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, will be submit a parliamentary resolution today, requesting that a national referendum on continued accession talks with the European Union be held on September 26.
Between 300 and 400 people gathered in Austurvöllur square, outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, in Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest the government’s handling of the country’s application for entry to the European Union.
A letter signed by leaders of all four opposition parties in Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, was sent to European Union leaders on Friday in objection of the government’s attempt to terminate Iceland-EU accession talks without passing it through Alþingi first. In response, Foreign Minister Gunnar...
More than eight thousand people protested against the government's decision to write a letter to the European Union withdrawing Iceland as an applicant country for membership to the EU. The coalition government of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party decided to bypass Alþingi,...