Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, is facing charges for having leaked information about the asylum seeker Tony Omos to the media last year. Charges against him were issued by the state prosecutor on Friday afternoon.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who has previously voiced his opposition to the importation of fresh meat on the grounds of growth hormone use abroad, has expressed an added fear of the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, which causes the disease Toxoplasmosis.
Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who left Iceland this morning after a two day visit with government officials, said at a press conference yesterday that Iceland played a “crucial” role in NATO.
Former vice president of the United States, Al Gore, was reportedly among the attendees of an annual exclusive conference on sustainable initiatives at Vatnsdalsá in Northwest Iceland.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the departing Secretary General of NATO, today met with Icelandic officials, including Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, in preparation for the 2014 NATO summit.
Sóley Tómasdóttir, the Left-Green Movement’s representative on Reykjavík City Council and the council’s chairperson, has been appointed ‘bacon ambassador’ by the Icelandic Bacon Brotherhood.
Ombudsman of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, Tryggvi Gunnarsson, published yesterday another letter to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.
Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance and chair of the Independence Party, declared yesterday that he fully supports his vice-chair, Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir.
The message of a letter handed to an employee of the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavík during a demonstration against the U.S.’ sale of weapons to Israel yesterday has been delivered to the U.S. government in Washington DC.
Up to 3,000 people gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest U.S. exports of weapons to Israel.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir H. Haarde (2006-2009) was appointed as a new ambassador for Iceland as of January 1, 2015, by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson yesterday, most likely as Iceland’s new Ambassador to the United States.
Tryggvi Gunnarsson, ombudsman for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, sent a letter to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir yesterday to request all available information about her communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson regarding the police’s...
The organization Iceland-Palestine has gained 100 new members in the past ten days. This equals about a ten percent increase in membership.
An estimated 3,000 people gathered in Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest the ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has allocated ISK 12 million (USD 104,000, EUR 77,700) to two United Nations programs operating in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the region.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson released a statement before the weekend expressing his condolences to the families and friends of the people on board flight MH17 plane that was shot down over Eastern Ukraine last week.
Katrín Júlíusdóttir, MP and vice-chair of the Social Democrats, has called for an end to diplomatic relations with Israel in response to the current situation in Gaza.
Since alternate MP for the Progressive Party Þorsteinn Magnússon’s resignation from the party last week, several other party members have followed suit.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson refuses to comment on whether or not he will complete his term or step down, as he had suggested he might during the election campaign in 2012 if the political situation in Iceland became stable.
Þorsteinn Magnússon resigned yesterday as Alternate MP for the Progressive Party citing the party’s handling of the mosque issue.
Former minister for foreign affairs, Össur Skarphéðinsson, says it is far from true that Jean-Claude Juncker, the newly elected president of the European Commission, has closed the door on Iceland’s accession talks, as Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, current minister for foreign affairs, has claimed....
Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, a member of the Reykjavík City Council for the center-left Social Democrats, called on consumers to boycott all Israeli products earlier this week in response to Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson offered Iceland’s help in mapping Ukraine’s geothermal energy resources to Deputy Head of the Ukrainian National Agency on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy Resources (NAER) Vitalii Grygorovskyi in a meeting today.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has made public his intentions to officially propose the imposition of fishing fees, in addition to quotas, on companies which hunt whales and mink whales.