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.

Alþingishúsið, the parliamentary building.

Parliamentary Elections in Iceland September 25

20 Sep Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland Saturday, September 25.

The Icelandic government approved the suggestions of a committee on refugee affairs at a meeting this morning.

Iceland Plans to Receive Up to 120 Afghan Refugees

24 Aug The Icelandic government has approved suggestions made by a committee on refugee affairs in response to the situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover there.

British PM Churchill addresses the crowd gathered in front of the parliamentary building.

80 Years Since Churchill Charmed the Icelandic Nation

16 Aug Eighty years ago today, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Iceland.

Bjarni Benediktsson and Alvaro S. Pereira at this morning's press conference.

Economic Turnaround Ahead in Iceland

7 Jul After suffering a major hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Icelandic economy can expect a turnaround with considerable growth in exports.

No restrictions regarding the number of people allowed to gather.

Domestic Restrictions in Iceland to Be Lifted Tomorrow

25 Jun All domestic COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in Iceland, starting tomorrow.

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Revelations Undermine Trust Toward Iceland’s Allies

1 Jun “This is a very serious matter which clearly undermines trust in our communication with these nations – our allies and friends.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at Harpa Concert Hall.

Blinken and Lavrov Ready to Cooperate

20 May US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met for nearly two hours at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, last night.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Blinken Meets With Icelandic Authorities

19 May Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, yesterday.

Alþingishúsið, the parliamentary building.

New Law Permits Making Stay at Quarantine Hotel Mandatory

23 Apr Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, approved an amendment to disease prevention laws yesterday morning.

From the press conference.

Stricter Border Measures Ahead – Restrictions Likely Lifted by July

21 Apr Provided vaccination plans proceed as scheduled, Icelandic authorities plan to lift all COVID-19-related restrictions by July 1.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Icelander Blacklisted by China: ‘Unacceptable,’ States Foreign Minister

16 Apr An Icelandic lawyer, Jónas Haraldsson, who has written articles critical of China in Morgunblaðið, was summoned to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Reykjavík yesterday, where he was told he had been blacklisted by Chinese authorities.

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