On October 6, 2008, the decision was made to provide Kaupþing bank with a EUR 500 million loan, even though it was thought unlikely that the loan would ever be repaid.
According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð2 and Vísir, the Left-Green Movement has gained more support than any other Icelandic political party since the last poll.
The Pirate Party would like to begin negotiations now on the possibility of forming a coalition government with other parties in Iceland.
A new poll, published today, conducted for Morgunblaðið by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland, shows the Independence Party leading the political parties with 21.5 of the vote.
Independence Party MP Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir made history yesterday by breastfeeding her baby from the podium in Alþingi.
A parliamentary bill, intended to ensure that work on a power line project in North Iceland resume, will not be voted on in Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, before the October 29 election.
Yesterday, Icelandic MPs unanimously voted to pass a parliamentary bill regarding the lifting of capital controls.
In an effort to increase voter participation among young people, numerous high schools in Iceland will be holding mock elections this Thursday.
On Saturday, October 8, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address a symposium in Háskólabíó cinema to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reykjavík Summit.
In MP Kristján Möller’s view, it appears that a modern-day kidnapping is in the making, committed by the Norwegian child protection services.
The latest reports regarding the course of events at the Icelandic Progressive Party convention last weekend have to do with buses of strangers.
A new poll, conducted October 3 and 4 by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, shows there appear to be swift changes in the support enjoyed by political parties in Iceland.
The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.
Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, newly elected leader of the Progressive Party, told RÚV this morning that he is willing to work with anyone within the party.
This afternoon, the Progressive Party elected Icelandic PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson as its new leader.
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.
PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson just announced on RÚV TV that he plans to run against former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson for the position of chairman of the Progressive Party.
The party group of the Progressive Party has just declared its full support of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the party leader.
A new poll by MMR shows the Pirate Party and the Independence party running neck and neck, each with 22.7 percent of voters’ support.