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.
The Icelandic Church Aid (Hjálparstofnun Kirkjunnar) has sent ISK 16.6 million (USD 150,000, EUR 110,000) to Syria to help some of the 4.2 million Syrians who are displaced within the country.
Fighter jets from NATO and partner countries began to conduct air defense-related flying activities over Iceland today in the first event of its kind to be held on the island.
Approximately 25-30 employees of Iceland’s government ministries will be laid off before the end of the month.
The Independence Party is now the largest party in Reykjavík with 27.5 percent support while PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party has just 4.8 percent,...
News agency Reuters speculates whether the Norwegian government will use an Icelandic oil search permit to seek reconciliation with the Chinese...