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.

Fosshótel Reykjavík.

Court Rules Against Mandatory Stay at Quarantine Hotel

6 Apr Icelandic Health Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir will be meeting with the Welfare Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today to discuss the possibility of presenting a bill that would ensure the enactment of a regulation to provide a legal basis for making a stay at a quarantine facility mandatory.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir and Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Vaccination Certificates from US and UK to Be Accepted

16 Mar Icelandic authorities have decided to enact regulations this week, allowing travelers from the US and UK who present certificates of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter the country.

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Fighting Organized Crime in Iceland

26 Feb Police estimate that 15 organized crime groups operate in Iceland.

From left: MP Kolbeinn Óttarsson Proppé,  Joanna Marcinkowska, project manager of New in Iceland, and Minister of Social Affairs Ásmundur Einar Daðason, at the formal opening of New in Iceland.

New Consulting Office for Immigrants in Iceland

22 Feb A new consulting office for immigrants, New in Iceland opened at Laugavegur 116 earlier this month.

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