Politics and Society

The bottom of the Government Offices website showed the coat of arms on a black background.

Government website breaks the rules it hosts

19:00 GMT A Twitter user has pointed out that the use of the Icelandic coat of arms on the Government Offices’ new website goes against its rules of application.

Inga Dóra Hrólfsdóttir, Veitur's CEO.

A million cubic meters of sewage in the ocean

yesterday As of yesterday, the emergency valve in the Faxaskjól pumping station has been fixed. Just under a million cubic meters of unfiltered sewage were pumped into the ocean around Reykjavík during the 18 days it was open.

Polar Nanoq's crew members waiting outside the courtroom today.

Turned off the internet and lied about an engine malfunction

18 Jul Crew members of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq continue to testify in court on the actions of defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, during the hours surrounding the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January.

Crew members of Polar Nanoq are giving their statements in court today.

Broke down after receiving a text message

18 Jul Crew members of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq continue to testify in court on the actions of defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, during the hours surrounding the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January.

Court hearings in the Birna-case begun at nine a.m. this morning.

“Wonder if they’re here for me?”

18 Jul Seven crew members of the Greenlandic Trawler Polar Nanoq, are giving testimony in court today in regards to the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January. The defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, was part of the crew.

From the crime scene in Mosfellsdalur.

Tying up loose ends in Mosfellsdalur attack

17 Jul Investigation into the death of Arnar Jónsson Aspar is well on its way, police say. Arnar was attacked outside his home in Mosfellsdalur on June 7th.

Strætó faces death by scouts

17 Jul Reykjavík’s public transport system will implode if no action is taken before the end of July when a few thousand scouts will be requiring its services.

Buses are no longer allowed within the area marked on the map.

Buses ousted from downtown Reykjavík

16 Jul A ban on buses took effect in downtown Reykjavík yesterday. The city has also made recommendations in terms of the directions buses should drive in on the fringes of the affected area but some operators say they need more time to adjust.

Positions at and surrounding the Keflavik International AIrport will increase from 5 to 10 thousand from now and until the year 2022.

Thousands of foreign workers to Iceland

6 Jul The Directorate of Labour in Iceland predicts that around three thousand people will be coming to Iceland through temporary work agencies this year. This number is the double of last year's numbers.

The Russian trade embargo has had a considerable effect on the Icelandic fishing industry.

Russia extends Iceland embargo

6 Jul The ban on importing various foods from Iceland to Russia has now been extended to the end of 2018

The apartment blocks might look something like this building in Birmingham.

Shipping containers solution to Reykjavik housing problems?

30 Jun City council member suggests building small apartments from shipping containers on the outskirts of Reykjavik as a solution to the city's housing problems.

Transgender Australian couple apply for asylum in Iceland fearing persecution at home

21 Jun Two Australian women have applied for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons. They say that the Australian attitude to gay and trans people puts their lives in danger.

Eva Ágústa is a photographer from Hafnarfjörður. She’s very active in the LGBTQI+ society in Iceland,

First trans woman as the Fjallkona on Iceland's National Day

18 Jun For the first time in Iceland’s history, a trans woman has taken on the role of the Lady of the Mountain, the national personification of Iceland, on the country’s National Day, reports Gay Iceland.

Armed police officers were present at the Iceland vs. Croatia football match on Sunday and the Color Run on Saturday.

Armed police present at all mass public events this summer

13 Jun RÚV national broadcasting service reports that armed police officers will be present to ensure the safety of festival goers at the Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik which starts on Thursday, as well as National Day celebrations on Saturday to increase safety with regards to recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

Krónan and Bónus cheaper than Costco?

13 Jun According to a new price survey of forty products were cheaper in Icelandic supermarkets Krónan and Bónus than in Costco. Forty nine products were selected but nine of them were unavailable at Costco so weren't included.


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