Armed marines in Keflavík.

US marines train in Iceland

Politics and Society
Tekjur íslenskra háskólanema voru rúmlega 30% hærri en tekjur í Noregi þar sem þær voru næsthæstar,

Icelandic University students oldest and have higher income compared to rest of Europe

16 Oct Icelandic University students have more children, are older and have a higher income compared to students in the rest of Europe. Costs undertaken by Icelandic students however are double the average of other European countries.

Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson is on strong medication to combat arthritis and now an infection of the abdomen.

Mayor of Reykjavik on sick leave

12 Oct Mayor Dagur B.Eggertsson has gone on sick leave due to a severe infection of the abdomen.

Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson and Guðný Arna Sveinsdóttir who also worked for Kaupþing are charged with fraud and inside trading.

Last case against banker goes to court

11 Oct As Iceland remembers the ten year anniversary of the economic crash in Iceland, the case of Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson has gone to the Reykjavik District Court.

The bill was proposed yesterday afternoon and was passed last night at parliament.

New bill on fish farming passes at Icelandic parliament

10 Oct The new bill proposed by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Kristján Þór Júlíusson on changes to fish farming laws passed at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament last night shortly after eleven pm. The bill was approved by 45 votes and six MP's chose to pass on voting.

Salmon farming is a controversial subject in Iceland.

Minister puts new bill forward for temporary licences for salmon farms

9 Oct Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture will today be putting a new bill forward to change laws on fish farming. If the bill goes through, salmon farming companies would be allowed temporary licences.

Icelanders remain opposed to EU membership

9 Oct Most Icelanders remain firmly opposed to the idea of joining the European Union according to the results of a new opinion poll produced by Gallup for the organisation Já Ísland which campaigns for Icelandic membership of the bloc.

Spy material discovered in Kleifarvatn in  September 1973.

Espionage on Iceland exists, confirms state police

8 Oct The Icelandic state police have made a written reply to a query by Morgunblaðið newspaper on whether foreign countries spy on Iceland like in other states. The reply states that it is the assessment of the state police that foreign countries engage in ongoing espionage in Iceland.

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The Icelandic Economic Crisis of October 2008 remembered

5 Oct In October 2008 saw the collapse of three major banks in Iceland plunging the country into financial crisis. People lost a great part of their savings and the Icelandic state was almost bankrupt. The general public were outraged and protests took place outside banks and public buildings.

Animal rights acitivists outside the SS factory today.

Animal rights activists protest slaughter of lambs

5 Oct Protestors from Reykjavík Save Movement began protesting outside the SS sausage factory in Selfoss, South Iceland at 2 pm today.

Working in Iceland: Is your boss stealing from you?

4 Oct An open discussion at the Efling Trade Union about working conditions and hotels and restaurants in Iceland taking place on October 6th in Gerðuberg at 2.30 pm.

Andri Már Ingólfsson, owner of Primera Air which went bankrupt on Monday.

Primera Air goes under, owner "immensely disappointed"

3 Oct Andri Már Ingólfsson, owner of Primera Air who went under on Monday and asked for suspension of payments says that this conclusion to events is immensely disappointing.

Sandrius Ungurys from Lithuania says most of his countrymen feel betrayed upon arrival in Iceland.

News programme on conditions for foreign workers in Iceland sparks outrage

3 Oct News programme Kveikur on national television RÚV last night investigated the working situations of foreign workers in Iceland. Currently there are 30 thousand foreign employees in Iceland, a greater number than ever before.

Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson.

Report on the Icelandic bank collapse by Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson published online in English

26 Sep A report made by Professor in Political Science at the University of Iceland, Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson on the factors contributing to the collapse of the Icelandic banks in 2008 has been published and is now available online in English. The report was handed to Bjarni Benediktsson Minister of Finance yesterday and took four years to write.

Langflestir Filippseyinganna sem hingað koma eru hjúkrunarfræðingar.

Increase in work permits to Filipinos in Iceland

25 Sep Foreign nationals from countries outside the EEA who have received work permits due to their field of expertise are on the increase in Iceland.

Reykjavik: Rent goes up, real estate goes down

20 Sep The index for rental prices in the capital area went up by 2.9 percent in August at the same time that real estate prices went down by 0.1 percent according to new figures published by the National Registry. This is the biggest difference betwen months since measurements began.

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