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.
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.
After Friday’s cabinet meeting, the Minister of Health’s car drove along the sidewalk and turned on a red light…all in plain sight of television cameras.
Iceland’s foreign minister has hit back at fishing magnates angry that the government has not declared neutrality over Western sanctions against Russia, which has led to food import sanctions being imposed by Russia against Iceland.
Iceland’s society and housing minister says her government is actively investigating implementing new rules to limit rent increases on homes. She says authorities need to react to the problems faced by renters and says she wants to cap rents.
Healthcare funding in Iceland is expected to grow in excess of inflation and cost increases next year, according to advance information on preparations for the government’s 2016 budget.
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.
Sigumundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, paid roughly half as much tax and duties last year than in 2013.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement, has requested a special meeting of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee to discuss NATO’s support of Turkish attacks on the border between Syria and Iraq. The attacks are not only affecting ISIS, but also local Kurds, who are...
Most poll respondents say they would like to see Jón Gnarr become President of Iceland. Comedian and writer Jón is currently domestic content editor for 365 Media, and used to be mayor of Reykjavík.
Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Russian president Vladimir Putin, says that trade sanctions against Iceland are a possibility in light of the Icelandic government’s continued support for Western sanctions against Russia following its support for the uprising in eastern Ukraine.
Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson this week visited Malawi; commemorating 25 years of development cooperation between the two nations.
Iceland was not involved in the creation of the new joint cooperation agreement on fishing in the Arctic Ocean which was signed in Oslo last week. The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs is unhappy and yesterday summoned ambassadors to a meeting.
In a recent interview with Skessuhorn, West Iceland’s weekly, Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson suggested that perhaps Iceland should consider reduced whaling—not necessarily on principle, but for practical reasons.
The District Court of Reykjavík today ruled in the case filed by BHM against the Icelandic government for the imposition of strike laws last month.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, is currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, participating in the third International Conference on Financing for Development.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission...
The government of Iceland announced their climate goals this week ahead of the World Climate Summit in Paris in December. Iceland will be joining Norway and the EU in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to their status in 1990.
The office of the Special Prosecutor, which was established to investigate the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008, will be shut down at the end of this year, according to legislation passed by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Tuesday.
Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.