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New Icelandic PM Will be Announced at 6:30 pm

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson told the press a few minutes ago that he and Finance Minister Bjarni Bendiktsson have reached an agreement on who will replace Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson as prime minister.

Bjarni Benediktsson

Discontent within Independence Party

Eyjan reports that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s statement to foreign media, stressing that he is only stepping aside as prime minister for an unspecified amount of time has been far from well received by members of the Independence Party.

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Tortola Tremors Continue

The revelation made last night by the huge leak of documents from a law firm in Panama, linking PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to a company on Tortola, and other Icelandic politicians to companies in tax havens, continues to have widespread repercussions.

Protests outside Iceland's parliament against withdrawing from EU talks

PM Will not Resign

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has not contemplated resigning following revelations about his connections to a company on Tortola, revealed by the so-called Panama Papers.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Leak Leaves Icelandic PM in Deep Trouble

An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

PM “Had Nothing to Hide”

Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has spoken out about his wife’s business affairs after several days of increasingly awkward silence.


Sister Gives First Interview since Extortion Attempt

Hlín Einarsdóttir, who has admitted to trying to extort money from Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has told reporters that Malín brand, her sister, lied about having been innocent and an unwitting participant when she drove her sister to collect the money. Hlín says that Malín...

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Extortion Sisters Arrested Again

Capital region police arrested the sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir again yesterday and questioned them in connection to a second charge of extortion leveled against them.