Today, the coalition government of the Independence Party and Progressive Party has 38 parliamentarians out of 63 at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament.
An estimated 8,000 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday afternoon to protest against the government’s proposed withdrawal from European Union accession talks.
Over 40,000 people, or 16.5 percent of the electorate, have signed a petition calling for a national referendum on whether Iceland should continue accession talks with the European Union.
The majority of the Icelandic population, or 82 percent, would like a referendum on whether Iceland should continue EU membership talks, according to the latest poll conducted by daily Fréttablaðið.
The board of the Journalist’s Union of Iceland met earlier today to discuss the comments MP for the Progressive Party and chair of the parliament’s finance committee Vigdís Hauksdóttir’s posted on her Facebook page last night asking EGF cosmetics company not to advertise in Kvennablaðið....
The Icelandic parliament’s foreign affairs committee recommends in a report on the parliamentary resolution on supporting the self-determination of inhabitants of Western Sahara that the resolution be accepted.
Protests are expected outside Iceland’s parliament later today for the fourth day in a row, following plans by the government to withdraw Iceland from EU membership talks.
Close to one in ten Icelanders, or 30,000 individuals, have over the last three days, signed an online petition requesting that the question of European Union membership for Iceland be put to a national referendum.
An estimated 3,000 people are gathered outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, to protest the government’s plans to withdraw from EU accession talks without putting the matter to a referendum.
Iceland’s most influential television personality and political blogger Egill Helgason wrote in his blog post today on eyjan.is that the one reason for the government pushing through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson’s proposal to withdraw from European Union talks is that...
Another protest against the decision by the ruling Progressive and Independence Parties to put forward a resolution to withdraw from European Union talks are planned in Austurvöllur square outside parliament in Reykjavík from 5-7:00 pm this afternoon.
The Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson released a statement yesterday deploring the President of Uganda’s decision to sign an Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which further criminalizes homosexuality and makes it punishable by up to life imprisonment.
Around 4,000 people turned up to Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík this afternoon to protest plans by the government to withdraw from European Union talks.
Malta is not an independent country and Europe is in the grip of famine, according to MP for the Progressive Party Vigdís Hauksdóttir.
The majority of Icelanders believe that President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Minister for Culture Illugi Gunnarsson did the right thing by attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The majority at the Independence Party parliamentary group meeting today voted in favor of stopping European Union membership talks.
Sigmundur Davíð said in an interview this morning that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU.
Some members of Alþingi, Iceland’s Parliament, think that consumption of illegal drugs should be decriminalized.
In an interview on Sunday morning with Gísli Marteinn Baldursson on RÚV, Icelandic State Radio, Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said that “it would be good to have an independent Central Bank, if we had a different government.”
In an interview with thehivereporters.com, Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr said that joining the EU was not important for Iceland.
A hearing-impaired resident of the Barmahlíð nursing home at Reykhólar, the West Fjords, was awoken by the sounds of jets taking part in the NATO training exercises over Iceland.
Icelandic cow farmers intend to ask the government for a higher export tax legislation regarding dairy products to Europe should the import tax on cheese be eliminated.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has certified to President Obama under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act of 1967 that Iceland’s international trade in whale meat and products diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...
Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir, director of the Icelandic Gay and Lesbian Organization has urged the Icelandic government to seize the opportunity to object to human rights violations in Russia while at the Sochi Winter Olympics.