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.
The EU foreign affairs chief says Iceland’s capital controls are not against European law, for the time being.
Benedikt Jóhannesson, head of the pro-EU group Sjálfstæðir Evrópumenn (Independent Europeans), says open meetings to discuss the formation of a new political party will be held after Easter. According to a new poll conducted by Capacent Gallup, a pro-EU right-centrist party would receive 21.5...
More than 21,000 people in South Africa joined Greenpeace over the last few days in putting pressure on the South African government not to accept a cargo ship from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat.
This week saw the publication of a report by the University of Iceland’s Center for International Affairs on the negotiation process between Iceland and the European Union. The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce promptly published a short summary of the report.
The majority of the Icelandic population is far from pleased with its government. Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson gets the highest disapproval rating (65 percent), closely followed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson (63 percent).
Support for the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government measures 38.7 percent, down from 40.9 percent in the last MMR poll at the end of February.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson asked Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson yesterday to delay the putting forward of a new bill concerning the government’s household debt relief plan for the correction of indexed loans from 2008 and 2009 until after April Fool’s Day....
MP for the Social Democrats Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir and eight other MPs have put forward a proposal that the finance minister conduct an assessment of Iceland’s overall economic and commercial interests in whaling, as well as the impact on the tourism industry and Iceland’s position in...
Fifty-five percent of people living in Reykjavík would like to see Dagur B. Eggertsson, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, as the next mayor of Reykjavík, according to a new poll conducted by the Social Science Research Institute.
Around 2,000 people attended a protest in Austurvöllur square outside parliament in Reykjavík on Saturday afternoon. Protesters are demanding that the Icelandic government not withdraw the country’s EU membership application before asking the nation whether or not it would like to continue...
Member of the Mosfellsbær town council, Jón Jósef Bjarnason, put forward a proposal on Thursday to implement the collection of a fee from tourists passing through the town, which lies on the outskirts of Reykjavík.
Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson leaves for Kiev today to meet with leaders of the country. Gunnar will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Andri Deshchytsia over the weekend.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson stated yesterday that he does not want to discuss the situation in Ukraine at a conference on the Arctic in Norway, arguing that it would be inappropriate to condemn Russia’s behavior at the meeting.