Panama Papers

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.

"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.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM of Iceland.

Iceland’s toppled Panama Papers PM facing leadership vote

26 Aug Party members in a majority of Icelandic constituencies have voted in favour of an early Progressive Party (‘Framsóknarflokkur’) party conference before general elections this year.

The documents leaked from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Panama Papers – three months on

4 Jul As the summer wears on, it is not unlikely that Iceland will continue to be of international interest for its political and social developments.

Birgitta Jónsdóttirr, captain of Iceland's Pirate Party

Pirates top polls once again in Iceland

14 Jun The Pirate Party in Iceland is back at the top of the polls as the largest political party in Iceland.

Meet Iceland’s most implicated Panama Papers family

2 Jun Father-and-son team Björgólfur Guðmundsson and Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson are linked to at least fifty of the offshore companies featured in the recently leaked ‘Panama Papers’.

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson (left) and President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (right).

Iceland’s toppled PM hits out at President

23 May “I am going to remain in politics, and offer my continued services,” Gunnlaugsson told Icelandic radio yesterday morning.

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson posted a photograph of himself on Snapchat with a new beard.

Icelandic Ex-PM returns to Parliament after Panama Papers scandal sporting a beard

23 May Former Prime Minister of Iceland and leader of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson today posted a photo of himself on Snap Chat sporting a beard.

The 'Panama Papers' were leaked from the Mossack Fonseca law firm.

Numerous Icelanders in online Panama Papers database

10 May The new searchable ICIJ database contains information on some 200,000 offshore companies handled by Panamanian law company Mossack Fonseca.

Loftur Jóhannesson.

Swedish TV exposé on Icelandic secret arms smuggler

6 May According to the Sunday Time, Loftur Jóhannesson was involved in getting tanks to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s.

The President and First Lady of Iceland.

Iceland’s First Lady speaks out on offshore speculation

6 May Iceland’s First Lady, Dorrit Moussaieff, has issued an official statement in response to certain “speculati­on and inaccura­te statements and ass­erti­ons” regarding her financial connections.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and first lady Dorrit Moussai­eff.

Iceland President silent on First Lady offshore connections

4 May Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has come under pressure to answer questions on recent revelations of his wife’s connection to offshore dealings.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate Party MP.

Icelanders rewarding ‘Panama parties’, says Pirate

3 May The Pirate Party is no longer Iceland’s most popular political party, according to a new Gallup reported on by national broadcaster RÚV.

Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland.

Iceland’s First Lady linked to offshore dealings

3 May Her husband, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has gone on record as saying he has no knowledge of such connections.

Iceland's Parliament, Alþingi.

Icelandic parliament to discuss tax havens

29 Apr On the agenda today for discussion by Icelandic MPs is the issue of tax havens and tax evasion, in the wake of the ‘Panama Papers’ revelations.


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