News Tagged with “Panama Papers”

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to form new party before the elections

two days ago Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party in Iceland and former PM, involved in the Panama Papers scandal last year, has left the party and is working on forming a new political force before the coming election.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is bound to meet with the President of Iceland today, says professor of politics Eirikur Bergmann.

"An extraordinarily weak government" says political expert

15 Sep Professor Eiríkur Bergmann says that the PM is bound to meet with the President today to give back his mandate. This is the third government coalition in a row to collapse under the lead of the Independence Party.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party.

Former PM of Iceland forms new progressive society

25 May Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM and former leader of the Progressive Party who was implicated in the Panama Papers last year, has announced the founding of a new society called Framfarafélagið (The Progressive Society). He says he's not creating a new poltical party but that the society will probably develop with time.

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, 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.

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?

Ex-PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Disgraced former Iceland PM blames state broadcaster

29 Dec Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the former PM of Iceland who was toppled from power following revelations connected to the Panama Papers scandal earlier this year is demanding a formal apology from the director of national broadcasting service, RÚV.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Pirate Party.

VIDEO: Pirate captain to Lord Julian Fellowes - "Shame on You"

12 Nov Birgitta Jónsdóttir, captain of the Icelandic Pirate Party was a guest on Norwegian chat show Skavlan on NRK last night. Among the guests was British Lord Julian Fellowes who is also the creator and writer of TV series Downton Abbey.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM of Iceland.

Sisters charged with attempting to blackmail Iceland PM

4 Nov Sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand have been formally charged with attempting to blackmail then Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife in May last year.

Benedikt Jóhannesson, leader of the new Resurrection Party in Iceland.

Regeneration rules out coalition with government parties

18 Oct Following Sunday’s announcement by the Pirate Party to try and form a pre-election anti-government alliance, the leader of the newly established Regeneration (‘Viðreisn’) party has stated that it will not be joining a coalition with the current governing parties after the elections.

"Icelanders are unique: they are few, they are educated, and democratically minded. Hopefully change will start here."

Eva Joly: Iceland has a corruption problem

18 Oct French politician Eva Joly believes Iceland has a problem. She was interviewed on Kastljós, a news programme on the RÚV last night. The problem: 600 Icelandic names in the Panama Papers. She believes that politicians have failed and that the general public must take matters into their own hands.

From the Pirate press conference yesterday.

Iceland’s Pirates gun for anti-government grand alliance

17 Oct Iceland’s Pirate Party (‘Píratar’) has issued an up-front refusal to work with either of the two current governing parties after the next elections – in a move unprecedented in Icelandic political history.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson leaving conference shortly after the result was announced.

Iceland’s disgraced ex-PM booted out as party leader

3 Oct Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the former PM of Iceland who was toppled from power following revelations connected to the Panama Papers scandal earlier this year, has lost the leadership of his own party.

Five Icelanders named in new leaked ‘Bahama Papers’

22 Sep 2016 The names of five Icelanders appear in the so-called ‘Bahama Papers’, a new cache of offshore files leaked to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.


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