A guide, talking to a group of tourists.

Immigrants’ Role in Tourism Boom

12 Apr The boom in tourism industry in Iceland in recent years would have been impossible without immigrants.

The Landsréttur court house.

Icelandic State Will Appeal ECHR Ruling in Landsréttur Court Case

10 Apr The Icelandic State plans to appeal the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling in the so-called Landsréttur case.

Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, leader of Efling union and Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Wage Contracts and Quality of Life Deal Signed

4 Apr Last night, representatives of close to 30 Icelandic unions with more than 100,000 members signed a wage agreement with SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise.

Negotiations continued into the night.

Strikes Called Off

2 Apr There is a positive development in labor disputes in Iceland.

Protests began at a parliament meeting at 1 pm.

Three arrested at Parliament today

19 Mar Police interfered with around 30 protesters who were standing in front of doors at Alþingi, the house of Parliament in Reykjavik. Three people were arrested.

Asylum seekers have protested at Austurvöllur square in recent weeks.

Independence Party member voices complaints about rubbish left by asylum seekers

19 Mar Eyþór Laxdal Arnalds, chairman of the district council for the Independence Party writes an article in today's Morgumblaðið sayiing that the longstanding protest by asylum seekres in Austurvöllur has left the grass muddy and that the area is messy. The asylum seekers have now left the area.

Photos: Iceland strikes for the climate

18 Mar On Friday, students and other members of the public went on a climate strike for the third consecutive time. The turn out on Friday was the largest yet.

Strike action planned for Friday

18 Mar Three sets of strikes have now been voted on: Firstly among workers in hotels, secondly among bus company workers, and thirdly among workers at Almenningsvagnar Kynnisferða, which services a part of the city bus routes of Strætó BS. All three were accepted with a large majority of ballots cast.

Icelandic racists were completely over shadowed by crowds  at Austurvöllur.

Icelanders flock to support asylum seekers and counter racist groups

17 Mar When the small nationalist party of Iceland, Þjóðfylkingin, annonced that they were going to protest against asylum seekers, who have been protesting in Austurvöllur square in recent weeks, crowds of people flocked to show their support and their solidarity against racisim.

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Industry, Travel and Innovation will also become Minister of Justice, at least for the time being.

Minister of Industry and Travel to take on duties of Minister of Justice

14 Mar Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir will be replacing Sigríður Andersen as Minister of Justice for the time being as well as continuing her duties as Minister of Travel, Industry and innovation.

Icelandic children on climate strike last Friday, demanding that the government take more action to secure their future.

Climate strikes continue on Fridays in Reykjavik

14 Mar Young people in Iceland are joining young people in over 1200 international cities every Friday at noon to go on strike for the climate.

Andersen will remain at Parliament as MP but has stepped "aside" as Minister of Justice.

Minister of Justice steps down

14 Mar Sigríður Á. Andersen has stepped aside from her duties as Minister of Justice following the ruling by the European court of human rights that she broke article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the individual's right to a fair court trial.

Impact of Efling strikes on Strætó’s passengers in the capital area

13 Mar Most bus drivers at Iceland Excursions are members of the Efling union and the pending strikes will therefore have a big impact on many bus routes in the capital area.

Sigríður Andersen.

European Court of Human Rights says Icelandic minister broke law and fines Icelandic state

13 Mar Yesterday the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Icelandic State must pay 15 thousand Euros because Minister of Justice Sigríður Á. Andersen broke article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the individual's right to a fair court trial. Andersen has told Icelandic media she will not resign.

A man sleeping outside on Austurvöllur.

Protesters camp overnight at Austurvöllur parliament square

13 Mar Protestors who are asylum seekers in Iceland and their supporters camped overnight at Austurvöllur parliament square in Reykjavik as part of their protest.


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