Tryggvi Gunnarsson, ombudsman for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, sent a letter to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir yesterday to request all available information about her communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson regarding the police’s...
The organization Iceland-Palestine has gained 100 new members in the past ten days. This equals about a ten percent increase in membership.
An estimated 3,000 people gathered in Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík yesterday evening to protest the ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has allocated ISK 12 million (USD 104,000, EUR 77,700) to two United Nations programs operating in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the region.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson released a statement before the weekend expressing his condolences to the families and friends of the people on board flight MH17 plane that was shot down over Eastern Ukraine last week.
Katrín Júlíusdóttir, MP and vice-chair of the Social Democrats, has called for an end to diplomatic relations with Israel in response to the current situation in Gaza.
Since alternate MP for the Progressive Party Þorsteinn Magnússon’s resignation from the party last week, several other party members have followed suit.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson refuses to comment on whether or not he will complete his term or step down, as he had suggested he might during the election campaign in 2012 if the political situation in Iceland became stable.
Þorsteinn Magnússon resigned yesterday as Alternate MP for the Progressive Party citing the party’s handling of the mosque issue.
Former minister for foreign affairs, Össur Skarphéðinsson, says it is far from true that Jean-Claude Juncker, the newly elected president of the European Commission, has closed the door on Iceland’s accession talks, as Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, current minister for foreign affairs, has claimed....
Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, a member of the Reykjavík City Council for the center-left Social Democrats, called on consumers to boycott all Israeli products earlier this week in response to Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson offered Iceland’s help in mapping Ukraine’s geothermal energy resources to Deputy Head of the Ukrainian National Agency on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy Resources (NAER) Vitalii Grygorovskyi in a meeting today.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has made public his intentions to officially propose the imposition of fishing fees, in addition to quotas, on companies which hunt whales and mink whales.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson met President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the country’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kiev yesterday evening. Gunnar is on a two-day official visit to Ukraine.
Up to 2,000 people gathered in Lækjartorg square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir stated that the committee appointed to review the legislation of leasing land to citizens outside the EEA will present its proposals on the case of Chinese investor Huang Nubo’s interest in Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum shortly.
Wikileaks has demanded that Danish authorities investigate whether laws were broken when the FBI met with Icelandic citizen Sigurður Þórðarson, aka Siggi ‘the hacker,’ in the country on three occasions, following meetings in Iceland in early 2013.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has expressed deep concern over the conflict in Gaza, regretting the deaths of civilians, including a number of children, in Israel’s air strikes in the region.
The organization Ekki Fleiri Brottvísanir, or No More Deportations, demands that the Icelandic government find a way for Palestinian Ramez Rassas, who previously sought asylum in Iceland, to escape from escalating violence in Gaza.
Both supporters and opponents of whaling want the results of a new study, which measures the length of time from when an animal is harpooned to its time of death, released.
The District Commissioner of Reykjavík has rejected a claim by chair of the Dawn party, Björgvin E. Vídalín, that the election results were invalid.
Victoria Nuland, United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, has said that the U.S. defense agreement with Iceland is pioneering and should be used as a model, particularly for U.S. agreements in Eastern Europe.
Iceland is among the nations in which the U.S. intelligence agency, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been given authority to intercept through U.S. companies the communications of its overseas targets and communications about its targets, according to the Washington Post.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir said at the World Pride Human Rights conference, held in Toronto last week, that in hindsight her and her wife, Jónína Leósdóttir, did not have to wait that long to publicly reveal their feelings for each other.