MP for the Progressive Party Vigdís Hauksdóttir has apologized for comments she made about parliamentary staff in an interview with Monitor, a supplement in daily Morgunblaðið, last week.
A government meeting with the leaders of the opposition parties on how to resolve a disagreement on the EU issue and whether to put the question to a national referendum ended without a conclusion earlier this evening.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in response to a question from substitute MP for Bright Future Kristín Helgadóttir that it was irrational for Iceland to apply for EU membership if it did not want the talks to be successful.
According to police estimates, around 4,000 people attended a protest in Austurvöllur square outside parliament in Reykjavík this afternoon.
MP for the Progressive Party and chair of the parliament’s finance committee Vigdís Hauksdóttir is in hot water once again.
This week the government has not discussed with the opposition the issue of whether to withdraw from EU accession talks. The opposition plans to address the issue with the speaker of parliament today.
Ólafur Magnússon, the head of the Icelandic Sports Association for People with Disabilities (ISAD), said it was disappointing that Minister for Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir has decided against attending the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, because of events in Ukraine.
A concert in support of the gay and lesbian community in Uganda will be held in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík tonight.
Minister for Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir has decided against attending the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, in light of events in Ukraine.
Matthias Brinkmann, European Union Ambassador to Iceland, said in an interview with RÚV that there is no pressure on Iceland to make a decision as to whether or not to continue EU accession talks.
Members of Parliament in the Left-Greens, Social Democratic Alliance, Pirate Party and Bright Future have requested an investigation into the granting of ISK 200 million in funds to various projects by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.
Today, the coalition government of the Independence Party and Progressive Party has 38 parliamentarians out of 63 at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament.
An estimated 8,000 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday afternoon to protest against the government’s proposed withdrawal from European Union accession talks.
Over 40,000 people, or 16.5 percent of the electorate, have signed a petition calling for a national referendum on whether Iceland should continue accession talks with the European Union.
The majority of the Icelandic population, or 82 percent, would like a referendum on whether Iceland should continue EU membership talks, according to the latest poll conducted by daily Fréttablaðið.
The board of the Journalist’s Union of Iceland met earlier today to discuss the comments MP for the Progressive Party and chair of the parliament’s finance committee Vigdís Hauksdóttir’s posted on her Facebook page last night asking EGF cosmetics company not to advertise in Kvennablaðið....
The Icelandic parliament’s foreign affairs committee recommends in a report on the parliamentary resolution on supporting the self-determination of inhabitants of Western Sahara that the resolution be accepted.
Protests are expected outside Iceland’s parliament later today for the fourth day in a row, following plans by the government to withdraw Iceland from EU membership talks.
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.