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Cold Reception for Iceland in Iceland

Representatives of Icelandic authorities, SA – Business Iceland and Promote Iceland met with their counterparts from Iceland Foods in Iceland Friday to discuss the registration of the trademark Iceland in the European Union.

Cows at Mývatn

Fresh Meat Import Ruling Debated

The Reykjavík District Court ruled Friday that the Icelandic State must pay damages to a company that was prevented from importing fresh beef tenderloins to Iceland.

Shopping carts.

Iceland vs. Iceland

A lawsuit could be filed to demand that the British supermarket chain Iceland relinquish its use of the brand name Iceland within the European Union.

Foreign ministers sign agreement.

West Nordics Increase Cooperation

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.

David Cameron, official photo.

Cameron is Coming

British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to visit Iceland close to the end of this month.

Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, CEO of Plain Vanilla.

British ITV to Air QuizUp

The British television station ITV has decided to purchase quiz shows based on the video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla.

Fishing boats in Patreksfjörður

Russian Sanctions Damage Report Released

Fishermen and fisheries workers look set to lose between ISK 990 million and ISK 2.5 billion per year (EUR 6.9-17.3 million/USD 7.8-19.7 million) as a result of the trade sanctions levied against Iceland by Russia. Ten communities will be particularly badly hit by the trade ban, according to the...

Icelandic Music Stars Selling More Fish?

People who have been selling Icelandic goods to the USA for decades say that attitudes have become a lot more positive and that it is now easier to do their jobs than ever before—in no small way thanks to the worldwide attention gained by Icelandic musicians including Björk, Sigur Rós and Of...