News Tagged with “General Elections 2017”

The injunction concerns all private dealings of numerous ex clients of Glitnir bank, one of them being Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson

No legal action taken yet against The Guardian

yesterday, 11:15 GMT Jon Henley, journalist for The Guardian spoke to mbl.is last night and said that he had not heard anything about an impending injunction on The Guardian with regards to reporting made from documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank.

The Reykjavik District Commissioner accepted the injunction made by Glitnir Hold Co on the news reports.

Journalists blast legal gagging order on paper covering PM's finances

two days ago The Reykjavik District Commissioner (Sýslumaður) accepted a demand made by the bankruptcy estate of Glitnir bank to place an injunction on all news coverage made by Stundin and Reykjavik Media based on documents from the collapsed bank.

Benedikt Jóhannesson, Minister of Finance and former party leader of the Reform Party.

Minister of Finance steps down as leader of Iceland's Reform Party

12 Oct Benedikt Jóhannesson, leader of the Reform Party has stepped down and Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir has replaced him.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement in Iceland.

Left Green Movement in the lead with 21,8%

11 Oct According to a new survey by marketing company MMR, the Left Green Movement have the most following in Iceland with 21.8% of votes.

Former PM Gunnlaugsson alludes to a conspiracy against him.

German Federal Bureau of Investigation passes information on former PM to Icelandic tax authorities

11 Oct An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. This has been confirmed by tax authorities in Iceland. The information is based on investigation of the Panama Papers.

Bjarni Benediktsson has written a statement responding to the allegations.

PM Benediktsson responds to this morning's media coverage

6 Oct Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson responds to this morning allegations saying that all his transactions with Glitnir Bank were normal. "Despite repeated investigations no fault has been found with any of my transactions leading up to the crash."

A Left Green Movement meeting in the Southwest constituency.

Left Green Movement leads the polls in Iceland

4 Oct According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, the Left Green Movement would have a considerable majority if Icelanders were to vote now.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson: "There are limits to how long one can endure fabricated accusations."

Former Panama Paper implicated PM to sue Icelandic media

3 Oct Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM and former leader of the Progressive Party is preparing to sue three Icelandic media companies for their coverage of his finances and his wife's finances in the so-called Wintris case which led to the government crumbling over a year ago.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

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

24 Sep 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.

The polls as they appeared in today's Morgunblaðið. The Independence Party is blue and the Left Green Movement is green.

Left Green Movement leads the polls

23 Sep The Left Green Movement is the largest political party in Iceland acccording to a survey done for Morgunblaðið. The party enjoys 30 % of votes.

The election takes place on October 28th with the Independence Party and Left Green Movement leading the polls right now.

Independence Party and Left Green Movement lead the polls

19 Sep A new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Vísir and Stöð 2 yesterday shows that the Independence Party and the Left Green Movement lead the polls. The parties are equal with 23 percent each of votes if the election were to take place now.

Iceland's Minister of Justice, Sigríður Á Andersen.

Pedophile may have faked letters of recommendation

19 Sep Two of the men who are noted in documents as having written letters of recommendation for Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson, a man convicted of raping his stepdaughter almost daily for twelve years, say they were fooled into writing the letters.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, speaking to the press today at Bessastaðir.

President accepts dissolution of Parliament

18 Sep Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has accepted the request of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson to dissolve the Parliament.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

PM was shocked to hear of father's signature- calls for new elections

15 Sep "I want to stress that it was a shock for me to hear this. I could never have signed such a letter and I would never have defended such actions," said Prime Minister and Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson moments ago at a press conference on the government collapse referring to a letter signed by his father to restore a pedophile's honour.

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