Iceland 18th on Human Freedom Index

7 Jan Iceland ranks 18th on the 2019 Human Freedom Index of the Fraser Institute.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, president of Iceland.

Icelandic President to Run for Re-Election

2 Jan Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson announced in his New Year’s Day address that he will be running for re-election this summer.

Iceland Tops List for Gender Parity

17 Dec For the eleventh year in a row, Iceland is the top country in the world for gender parity.

The suggested area of the central highlands park is shown in green.
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‘Milestone in Nature Protection’

4 Dec The establishment of a national park in the central highlands of Iceland is under discussion.

New National Park to Be Established?

21 Nov This spring, the minister for the environment plans to present a draft bill in parliament regarding the establishment of a national park in the central highlands of Iceland.

The office of the prime minister.

Measures to Increase Trust in Icelandic Industry

19 Nov The Icelandic government decided at a meeting this morning to take seven different measures to increase trust in Icelandic industry.

Cruise ships in Akureyri, North Iceland.

Cruise Ship Policy Needed

16 Nov The annual number of cruise ships visiting Iceland has increased fast in recent years – from 284 in 2014 to 725 in 2018.

Worry about Iceland’s Reputation

14 Nov Information published by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, suggesting dubious business practices in Namibia by Samherji, one of the leading companies in the Icelandic fishing industry, has shocked the Icelandic nation.

From Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

Trump Sends Delegation to Greenland

25 Oct The United States has not lost interest in Greenland, although US President Donald Trump’s desire to purchase the autonomous territory from Denmark was not well received in the summer.

The presidential couple on their way to a dinner, hosted by PM Shinzo Abe, in honor of Emperor Naruhito.

Icelandic President Attends Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony

23 Oct Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid attended yesterday’s enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito.

Black Mark of Being Gray-Listed by FATF

21 Oct Being on FATF’s gray list hurts Iceland’s reputation globally, according to Ingvar Örn Ingvarsson, CEO of the public relations firm Cohn and Wolfe in Iceland.

Iceland on FATF’s Gray List

18 Oct Iceland has just been added on the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force, FATF – a list of countries which have failed to take sufficient measures to combat money laundering and the financing of acts of terrorism.

Will Iceland be Gray-Listed?

17 Oct By the end of the week, Iceland could land on a gray list of countries, which have failed to take sufficient measures to combat money laundering and the financing of acts of terrorism.

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Japan in June.

Iceland’s Choice: the US or China

16 Oct In the coming years, Icelanders must decide whether to follow China or the US, in terms of trade and international affairs.

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Icelandic Minister Criticizes Perry for Banning Same-Sex Marriage

14 Oct Icelandic Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson criticized US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at their meeting with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Thursday.

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