When asked whether he would consider running for higher office, former Reykjavík mayor and comedian Jón Gnarr said in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press on Friday, while laughing hysterically, that he wouldn’t rule out running for president.
Bright Future has 21.8 percent support, up from 19.2 percent one month ago, according to the latest MMR poll published today.
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) held its summer ministerial meeting in the Westman Islands today. Among the issues discussed at the meeting, chaired by Iceland’s foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, was developments in EFTA’s preferential trade relations.
Leader of the Left-Green Movement, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, says Iceland should review its whaling industry and evaluate the benefits to the country’s economy.
Iceland needs to cut its net emissions of greenhouse gases by 31 percent by 2020, not including emissions from heavy industry.
Staff at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had to work quickly on Wednesday to reinstall the old speaker’s podium after parliament was unexpectedly called together during its summer break.
The outgoing mayor of Reykjavík is releasing a book in the USA and will embark on a speaking tour of the country.
The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, 11 nursing homes, the state workers’ pension fund and the nurses’ pension fund have signed a contract on the state’s takeover of nearly all pension liabilities connected to the nursing homes’ staff using both pension funds.
Brynjar Níelsson, lawyer and Member of Parliament for the Independence Party, says it is simply illegal to give plots of land away to religious groups.
“I have received emails from people asking how they can register to the Association.
I was a bit surprised but very pleased by these enquiries,” says Salmann Tamimi, the leader of the Muslim Association of Iceland, asked whether he had noticed an increase in the number of new registrations...
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, prime minister and chair of the Progressive Party, said in an interview on Bylgjan radio station yesterday that he had been clear in his position towards the building of a mosque in Reykjavík but that the media had chosen to overlook it, calling the debate “pathetic...
Former chair of the Progressive Party criticized the party’s comments on the building of a mosque in Reykjavík and the PM’s reactions to them.
In a post on her Facebook page yesterday, Former PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir criticized Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson for having gone fishing without paying at the opening day of the river Norðurá, West Iceland.
There were just six votes between the winning party and the last-placed party in the municipal elections in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, on Saturday.
It took less than an hour to count all votes in Árneshreppur, in the West Fjords’ region of Strandir, in Iceland's local elections on the weekend. The municipality has the fewest inhabitants in the country, 47 in total.
Almost half, or six of the 14 people on the Pirate Party’s list in Reykjanesbær have withdrawn their candidacies a day before the municipal elections tomorrow.
More than 60 percent of voters want to see Dagur B. Eggertsson of the Social Democratic Alliance as the next mayor of Reykjavík, according to a new poll published by daily Fréttablaðið today.
The youth wing of Iceland’s Progressive Party published a statement on their webpage yesterday saying that they completely distrust the leader of the Progressive Party in Reykjavík, Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir, and are against her proposal to withdraw the lot for a mosque allocated by...
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson refused to comment on a statement made by his colleague, Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir, first on the Progressive Party’s list in Reykjavík for Saturday’s municipal elections, that she is opposed to the proposed mosque in Reykjavík, at a meeting in...
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.