News Tagged with “Politics”

Fisheries are a vital part of the Icelandic economy.

Icelandic sailor‘s strike at an end

20 Feb Icelandic sailor's strike, which has lasted for weeks, ended yesterday. The effect of it has not only been visible in Icelandic society. Icelandic fish has been hard to come by in USA and Britain, and birds that thrive on the scraps from Icelandic trawlers are getting aggressive, evidently hungry.

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's executive immigration ban at O'Hare International Airport on January 29, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
US President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.  / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTT

Icelandic Government condemns Trump's immigration ban

30 Jan The Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Iceland has issued a statement condemning Donald Trumps executive order on immigration.

Disgraced ex PM's strange appetites

25 Jan Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party caused an internet sensation in Iceland yesterday for his photograph of raw mince meat on a water cracker which he posted on his Facebook page.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

New Iceland PM says "Maybe a mistake not putting the offshore accounts report forward"

12 Jan PM Bjarni Benediktsson says that not revealing the report for offshore accounts of Icelanders before the elections may have been a mistake but does not see it as becoming a problem for the new government.

Bjarni Benediktsson photographed yesterday in his new office as Prime Minister.

New Iceland PM jumps into eighth place on the Hottest Head of State list

12 Jan Icelanders seem to be having mixed feelings about Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson becoming their new Prime Minister. Now for a fun fact, since becoming PM he jumped straight to the eighth place on an international list of the Hottest Head of State.

Björt Ólafsdóttir on the left is the new Minister for the Environment. Óttarr Proppé, on the right, is the new Minister of Health.

The two mavericks of style in Iceland's new government

11 Jan Two of the new Ministers in the new government of Iceland have been noted for their fabulous personal style. Óttarr Proppé, Minister of Health is also member of heavy metal band Ham

The new government of Iceland at the Bessastaðir Presidential residence earlier today.

Presenting Iceland's new government

11 Jan Here's a look at Iceland's new government, a coalition between the Independence Party, Regeneration and Bright Future.

Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson, leader of Restoration and  Óttarr Proppé, leader of Bright Future.

A new right-wing government for Iceland

10 Jan A government agreement was reached yesterday between the Independence Party, Restoration and Bright Future.

Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party.

Will not support an EU referendum

6 Jan Referendum on whether Iceland should re-apply for membership of the European Union would not be in line with the policy of the conservative Independence Party ('Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn') party leader Bjarni Benediktsson said earlier this week.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Political deadlock in Iceland – no government for Christmas?

15 Dec Negotiations on forming a new government to rule Iceland are at stalemate, with some predicting the country may remain without a government for some time to come.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland.

President gives no new mandate to form government

13 Dec After three failed personal mandates to form a majority government in Iceland, the President has decided – for the second time – to give no specific mandate for the time being.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate MP (left).

Pirate-led Iceland government talks stall – what next?

12 Dec The informal talks held under the guidance of the Pirate Party over the last ten days between Iceland’s five opposition parties have fallen through and will not lead to formal coalition negotiations.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate MP.

Iceland’s wait continues for news of next government

9 Dec A full week after a third presidential mandate to form a new coalition government to rule Iceland was given, no formal talks have yet begun.

Leaders and representatives of four of Iceland's parties.

Could Iceland be heading for new elections?

7 Dec As informal talks between Iceland’s newly elected representatives drag on, with no formal solution in sight, the possibility of sending the people back to the polls is being mooted in some quarters.

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