Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously voted earlier this week to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously approved a parliamentary resolution last night to ratify The UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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.
Reactions to the report presented Monday, criticizing the re-privatization of the Icelandic banks, continue.
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.
Numerous members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, failed to show up yesterday when an important bill was passed.
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.
Guðni Ágústsson, former chairman of the Progressive Party, believes the party must be led by a man who can talk to everyone without letting private matters interrupt the government’s work.
According to the National Audit Office, the cost of President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s presidential campaign was just over ISK 25 million (USD 217,000, EUR 193,000).
In celebration of the Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary, a two-day round-table discussion is being held in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
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.
The weekend after this one, the future of two prominent politicians of the Progressive Party could be determined.
DV reports today that former education minister and former deputy chair of the Independence Party, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, will be leading the list of candidates for the new Reform Party in the Southwest Iceland constituency in this fall’s election.
A Gallup poll conducted July 26-August 31 confirms that the Independence Party and the Pirate Party are Iceland’s largest political parties.
Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir’s bill on the establishment of a National Security Council was passed at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday. The council will be responsible for Iceland’s policy on national security and will be chaired by the prime minister.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson stated that it’s important for the government to send a clear message that the inequality which comes with sky-high bonus payments will not be tolerated. He calls the Kaupþing bonuses “tactless and even immoral.”
MP for the Progressive Party Höskuldur Þórhallsson has announced that he will run against the party’s chair, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, as leader of the Northeast constituency.
The Independence Party has reclaimed its position as Iceland’s largest political party with a 24.6 percent support ranking, a new survey by MMR, shows. The Pirate Party, which has topped most polls for the past year and a half, is down to 22.4 percent.
Today, Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent his and the Icelandic nation’s condolences to Italian President Sergio Mattarella and the Italian nation.
Today, the foreign ministers of Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland signed a declaration regarding a plan to look into the advantages of establishing a three-way free trade agreement between the countries.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has announced that he would like to change the tradition that the official who becomes acting president while the president is abroad—most often the prime minister—escorts the president to Iceland’s boarders.