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.

The Egyptian children, whose deportation has been protested.

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?

15 Sep An attorney for an Egyptian family, set to be deported from Iceland tomorrow, has sent a letter to the Welfare Committee and the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, insisting that the case be addressed.

The Icelandic government, along with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. Only the minister of health and the minister of social affairs did not have to be tested, since they did not dine at the hotel.

Government Members Test Negative for Coronavirus

25 Aug We reported Friday that nine out of the Icelandic government’s 11 members had to be tested for the coronavirus after a staff member at Hótel Rangá, where they dined Tuesday night a week ago, was found to be infected with the virus.

A computer-generated image of the proposed Sizewell C.

No Major Impact on Iceland’s Environment

25 Aug Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland.

Prime Minisster Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Why Iceland Adopted Stricter Measures at Border

24 Aug Since Icelandic authorities imposed stricter disease prevention measures at the border on Wednesday, last week, the government has been criticized by some, especially those in the tourism industry, for going too far.

Sweden's Minister of Health Lena Hallengren.

Iceland to Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine through Sweden

21 Aug At yesterday’s press conference of Icelandic health officials, it was revealed that Swedish authorities would serve as an intermediary for the sale of COVID-19 vaccine to Iceland via a collaborative project of the European Union.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Travelers to Iceland to Be Tested Twice, Starting August 19

14 Aug At a press conference that just ended, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that starting Wednesday, August 19, every person arriving in Iceland will be tested for the coronavirus at the border, required to spend four to five days in quarantine, and subsequently be tested for the virus again.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, center.

Next Steps in Border Testing to Be Presented Today

14 Aug The Icelandic government will hold a press conference this afternoon.


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