Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.

‘I Don’t Think This Will Jeopardize the Coalition’

28 Dec “I don’t think this will jeopardize the coalition. I have no reason to think so.”

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, right, arriving in Egilsstaðir.

Government Members Visit Seyðisfjörður

22 Dec Four members of the Icelandic government are currently in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Icelandic PM Given Assurance of Vaccine Delivery

22 Dec Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir spent yesterday making phone calls and attending meetings, in an attempt to secure the Icelandic nation adequate and timely COVID-19 vaccines.

From Vatnajökull National Park.

National Park in Highlands Faces Opposition

14 Dec A bill introduced in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, last week by Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson regarding the establishment of a national park in the central highlands of Iceland faces opposition from some members of the Progressive and Independence parties.

Icelandic PM Presents New Goals Regarding Climate Issues

10 Dec Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will present Iceland’s new climate goals at a United Nations climate summit, scheduled for Saturday.

How Will BREXIT Affect Icelanders?

7 Dec The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs has posted a list on its website of what changes to expect regarding relations between the UK and Iceland when the BREXIT transition period ends on January 1.

From the ECHR building.

ECHR’s Grand Chamber Confirms Court’s Ruling in Landsréttur Case

1 Dec The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has just confirmed the previous ruling of the ECHR regarding the Icelandic Court of Appeal (Landsréttur).

Iceland Must Do More to Fight Corruption

16 Nov Iceland needs to do more to fight corruption and put increased emphasis on promoting the integrity of those entrusted with top executive functions and that of people in law enforcement.

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Record Attendance at Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders

10 Nov Icelandic PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir formally opened the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020 at Harpa Concert Hall yesterday.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Icelandic President and PM Congratulate Biden and Harris

9 Nov Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris in his post on Facebook Saturday night.

The Icelandic government and the president of Iceland. Archive photo.

Government to Announce Stricter Measures Today

30 Oct The Icelandic government has scheduled a press conference at 1 pm, where stricter disease prevention measures will be announced.

Katrín Júlíusdóttir, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir and Teitur Már Sveinsson at a press conference in Harpa Friday.

Iceland Off FATF’s Gray List

26 Oct FATF, the Financial Action Task Force, decided Friday to remove Iceland from its so-called ‘gray list.’

The office of the prime minister.

Will Iceland Get Off FATF’s Gray List Friday?

21 Oct FATF will be holding a meeting Friday to determine whether to remove Iceland from its so-called ‘gray list.’

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Will Icelandic Naming Committee Be Abolished?

14 Oct Iceland has long been known for its Naming Committee.

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, presenting the government's plan.

Unrest Averted in Labor Market

30 Sep Wage contracts in the general labor market – the so-called Quality of Life Deal, signed in April of last year – will remain in effect for at least another year.


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