Over 6,000 people are expected to attend an anti-government rally in Austurvöllur square in front of Iceland’s parliament at 5 pm this afternoon.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson still has cake on his mind. In an interview on eyjan.is he said that he had recently begun a physical fitness program and when he was offered a cake in parliament, he had to have half a piece.
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.
“He was pretty lively today,” said Pirate Party MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, in an interview with Vísir yesterday, of Ásmundur Einar Daðason, assistant to the Prime Minister and MP for the Progressive Party, who, earlier this week was reported to have thrown up on fellow passengers on a May 10 WOW...
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.
There are two versions of a story circulating about whether or not Ásmundur Einar Daðason, MP for the Progressive Party and personal assistant to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, was drunk when he vomited on board a WOW air flight to Washington DC this week.
“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.
Around 400 protesters gathered outside the Icelandic parliament this week with green flags to call on the government to cancel its proposal to remove protections of four highland rivers by approving them for hydroelectric damming.
A majority of Icelandic homes do not have any pets, according to a new MMR poll. Of the 1,001 people asked, 61 percent said they have no pets.
Almost 30,000 people have signed a petition in protest of a bill on the distribution of the mackerel quota presented by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at the end of April.
Opposition MPs were upset when Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson left the parliament’s floor in the middle of a debate yesterday, allegedly to eat cake. They accused him of being disrespectful.
Representatives of the Pirate Party protested yesterday the destruction of furniture which have been used in Reykjavík City Hall for years. It turned out that the furniture which the city had bought in good faith were replicas of Cassina sofas designed by Le Corbusier.
The Pirate Party is by far Iceland’s largest political party, according to a new poll by MMR published today.
“The Prime Minister’s own premises are not paying the minimum wage and that is in no way okay. We now have a claim filed,” says Harpa Ólafsdóttir, department head of wage issues at the Efling trade union.
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.
Media in Iceland are reporting that Minister for Education Illugi Gunnarsson went fishing last summer, and they are not happy about it.
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.