Considerably more people in Reykjavík have voted early in Saturday’s municipal elections than at the last elections in 2010.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson says comments made by his colleague, mayoral candidate for Reykjavík Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir, that a mosque should not be built in Reykjavík, are not in line with the party’s policy.
Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir, first on the Progressive Party’s list in Reykjavík for Saturday’s municipal elections, voiced her opposition to the proposed mosque in Reykjavík on Friday.
The Social Democratic Alliance continues to have the largest support rating in Reykjavík, or 34 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute for Morgunblaðið.
A legislative bill on banning the strike by Icelandair pilots following the collapse of negotiations between the airline and the Union of Icelandic Pilots yesterday was passed 32:14 by the Icelandic parliament at around 2:30 pm this afternoon.
The Icelandic government agreed at a meeting at 1 pm to submit a legislative bill to parliament to stop the strike by Icelandair pilots following the collapse of negotiations between Icelandair and the Union of Icelandic Pilots at midday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Bylgja Dröfn Jónsdóttir from Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, got a shock when she found out that she was running for the third seat for the new Endurreisnar-lista fólksins party in the upcoming municipal elections.
Support for EU membership in Iceland has grown by roughly 4 percent to 37.3 percent since April, according to the latest MMR poll. Support has grown by around 17 percent since September 2012.
The Social Democratic Alliance has the largest support rating in Reykjavík, or 30.3 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute for Morgunblaðið.
The male choir Heimir from the North Iceland region of Skagafjörður, the heartland of the Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party, will be transported to Reykjavík to sing the national anthem on Iceland’s national day, June 17, at a cost of ISK 700,000, paid by the Prime...
The cargo ship Alma carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat from Iceland arrived at its final destination, Osaka, Japan, this morning. The ship left Hafnarfjörður port, West Iceland, on March 20.
Parliamentary discussions on whether to withdraw Iceland’s European Union application are unlikely to be completed before the end of the parliamentary session on May 16, according to Birgir Ármannsson, chairperson of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir said questions in parliament earlier today regarding a leaked memo about asylum seekers in Iceland were part of an “ugly political game.”
“I'm not really sure if I have a free will, and I don't know if my brain has made any decision about what he's going to be making me do next."
Supporters of putting the future of Iceland’s European Union accession talks to a referendum gathered this weekend outside parliament, following the handover of a large petition.
Iceland’s newest political party, a grouping of socially progressive, pro-European right wingers, has opened its website for people to register their interest.
Monthly wages paid to local councilors in Iceland range from zero up to nearly half a million krónur (USD 4,440/EUR 3,210).
80.7 percent of Icelanders want the Reykjavík Domestic Airport to stay where it is now, in walking distance to the city center.
The future of the Icelandic nature project, Natura is in danger because the European Union has canceled its grant following Iceland’s suspension of its accession talks.
An Afghan asylum seeker on hunger strike was this morning rushed to hospital in Reykjavík, unconscious.
Icelandic politicians are considering a food labeling bill akin to the European protected origin certificate.
A Nigerian man has had his appeal rejected and will likely be forced to leave Iceland. Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for LGBT people.
The Chinese investor Huang Nubo appears not to have given up his dream of building a tourist resort in remote Northeast Iceland.