Initial responses to a proposal to take the 5,000 and 10,000 króna bills out of circulation to counter tax evasion show that society is not yet ready for such a radical idea, according to Iceland’s Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson.
Andri Þór Sturluson, member of parliament for the Pirate Party, took to Facebook in order to encourage those who are against the arming of Icelandic police officers to call the national emergency hotline (112) whenever they see suspicious, armed men, whoever they may be.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday approved the appointment of 15 judges to a new middle-tier court called Landsréttur, or ‘Land’s Court’, according to Vísir.
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.
The General Affairs and Education Committee’s parliamentary bill to grant 51 individuals Icelandic citizenship was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
The government’s budget plan for the next five years was passed in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
Very few matters about which there is a difference of opinion between the governing parties and the opposition are getting through Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
Nichole Leigh Mosty, member of parliament for Bright Future, was on the verge of tears at the beginning of her speech to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament during so-called kitchen day discussion last night.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent condolences on behalf of the country to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II regarding the terrorist attack which occurred in Manchester last night.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, and with our friends the British,” stated Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, in reaction to an explosion in Manchester, England, last night.
Iceland’s Minister for the Environment Björt Ólafsdóttir says it’s out of the question for the state to pay for sewage treatment for hotels or other businesses by Mývatn lake in Northeast Iceland.
Benedikt Jóhannesson, Iceland’s minister of finance, believes the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland ought to lower interest rates considerably this month.
According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009.
Iceland’s Minister of Finance has decided the State will not sell the Landsvirkjun national energy company, as his predecessor had arranged. Instead, future dividends from shares in the national power company will be put into an emergency back-up fund, which will be set up to help Iceland get...
The maximum period of available unemployment benefit will be shortened from two-and-a-half years to two years, according to a new Government proposal.
Iceland’s finance minister, Benedikt Jóhannesson, has put forward plans to increase VAT on tourism related services, while lowering the overall highest VAT rate.
The municipal council in Skeiða og Gnúpverjahreppur (South Iceland, population 611) has caused local uproar by voting to buy some crockery.
Gunnar Smári Egilsson, who quit as editor of the weekly Fréttatíminn newspaper last week, has launched the new Icelandic Socialist Party.
Two young boys, Sölvi Reyr Magnússon and Tristan Marri Elmarsson, this weekend proved themselves fearless problem solvers.
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the Icelandic foreign minister, will meet his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, this month and discuss future relations between the two nations following Brexit.
Iceland will not be able to reach the climate goal set by the Paris Agreement, without an effort being made in that regard.
At a press conference yesterday, Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson announced that all capital controls for individuals, companies and pension funds will be lifted tomorrow.
The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.