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Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill in Limelight

An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Alþingi Ensures Rights of Disabled

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Former PM Wins Northeast Primary

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson won a convincing victory in the Progressive Party’s primary in the northeast constituency on Saturday in the battle for the top seat of candidates.

Alþingi parliament

Hotly-Debated Report on Re-Privatization of Banks

Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who chairs the Alþingi parliament’s Budget Committee, and Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the committee’s first deputy chair, presented a report on Monday criticizing the re-privatization of the banks.

Former PM Claims Computer was Hacked

In a speech at the Progressive Party’s central committee meeting on Friday, former PM of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, stated he knew his computer had been hacked.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Animal Abusers to Keep Government Grants

MPs from the Progressive and Independence parties voted against an amendment yesterday that would have given permission to cancel government grants to those who have gravely or repeatedly violated animal protection laws.

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