This is what the new church will look like.

Plans for New Church on Grímsey Island

30 Nov There are plans to build a new church on Grímsey island, 40 km (25 mi) off the north coast of Iceland, next year.

The new government, at Bessastaðir.

New Government of Iceland Takes Office

29 Nov A new government took office in Iceland yesterday.

From Alþingi, yesterday.

Alþingi Confirms MPs’ Credentials

26 Nov Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, confirmed the credentials of all MPs yesterday.

Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building.

Alþingi to Reconvene Today

23 Nov Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, will reconvene today.

Iceland Among Best Countries to Raise a Child

22 Nov A new study by Compare the Market reveals that among 31 OECD countries (out of 38), Iceland ranks second best when it comes to raising a child.

Hanna Birna Krisstjánsdóttir, chair of the board of Women Leaders.

Icelanders Trust Women Leaders Better Than Do Other Nations

10 Nov According to the Reykjavík Index for Leadership, a poll that measures how people feel about women in power, Icelanders trust women in leadership roles better than do other nations.

Former US Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter.

‘Threatening and Intimidating’ Environment Created by Former US Ambassador

9 Nov The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of State has just published a report on its inspection of the US Embassy in Reykjavík, including its management.

Highest Salaries in Iceland: 2.8 Times as High as Lowest Ones

2 Nov By international standards, the distribution of income in Iceland is relatively equal.

Wages in Iceland: Second Highest

29 Oct A comparison of wages in 28 countries, done by the OECD, shows that in Iceland, wages are the second highest — second only to the US.

The governing party leaders, from left: Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Bjarni Benediktsson.

Coalition Negotiations in Iceland Progressing Well

27 Oct The leaders of the governing parties in Iceland — the Left-Green Movement, the Progressive Party and the Independence Party — expect to reach an agreement about a framework for a renewed coalition no later than this weekend.

Iceland Has Lowest Poverty Rate Among OECD Countries

19 Oct Iceland has the lowest poverty rate among OECD’s 38 member countries.

Höfði’s Conference on Sustainable Peace Today

8 Oct A conference on peace takes place in Reykjavík today.

Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building.

Second Lowest Voter Turnout in History

27 Sep Voter turnout in Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Iceland was the second lowest in history.

Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building.

Governing Parties to Discuss Continued Cooperation

27 Sep The three parties that make up the coalition government in Iceland increased their majority in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, in Saturday’s elections.

Voter support, as indicated in MMR polls, for nine different political parties. The polls were conducted in the past week, the last one September 22 and 23. The ruling parties are denoted with D,B and V, that is, the Independence Party, the Progressive Party and the Left-Green Movement, respectively.

Will Icelandic Government Keep Majority?

24 Sep Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland tomorrow.


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