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Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan 2017 As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM of Iceland.

Sisters charged with attempting to blackmail Iceland PM

4 Nov 2016 Sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand have been formally charged with attempting to blackmail then Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife in May last year.

Fisheries are one of Iceland's most important industries.

Panama Papers revelations to hit Iceland fisheries next

27 Apr 2016 Just weeks after Iceland’s political class was rocked by an exposé of dealings in offshore tax havens, journalists at Reykjavik Media are now preparing to blow the whistle on the country’s powerful fisheries industry.

A protestor throws a banana at the Parliament building.

REVIEW: “So what’s going on in Iceland?”

6 Apr 2016 Iceland Monitor has received numerous requests from media around the world in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal currently rocking the country.

PM Gunnlaugsson emerging from his meeting with the President.

Iceland stock exchange plunges amid Panama Papers unrest

6 Apr 2016 The effects of the current Panama Papers unrest in Iceland are not just political. Iceland’s OMX18 stock exchange plunged yesterday as the PM and President held crisis talks.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has not resigned according to a new statement by the Prime Ministers Office.

Prime Minister has not resigned - sends press release to international media

5 Apr 2016 The Prime Minister's office in Iceland has just issued a press statement in English to the international press saying that the Prime Minister has not resigned, merely stepped aside for an unspecified amount of time and will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Progressive Party.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, speaking today.

President refuses to authorise PM to dissolve parliament

5 Apr 2016 Iceland’s embattled Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson met today with the President at the presidential residence, where the two spoke about the current political situation.

Does Bjarni Benediktsson Finance Minister now hold the key to whether the government stands or falls?

Ball in court of PM’s coalition partners

5 Apr 2016 “If our coalition partners feel unable to support the government, I shall dissolve Parliament and call early general elections,” Iceland’s Prime Minister has announced.

Is the net closing in on Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson?

Iceland PM under fire from own party

5 Apr 2016 Iceland’s embattled Prime Minister suffered a further blow to his leadership yesterday evening as fellow party councillors from Iceland’s second largest city publicly declared against him.

'You're fired' read one of the many signs at yesterday's demo.

More protests today: “This government must go!”

5 Apr 2016 Anti-government protests in Iceland will continue into today, as the country’s Prime Minister – implicated in the recent Panama Papers revelations – and his government hang by a thread.

Protestor swarmed into central Reykjavik today.

Thousands demand PM resign over Panama Papers

4 Apr 2016 Irate voters pelted the walls of the Icelandic Parliament with eggs and bananas, while inside fuming opposition MPs took the floor one after another to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister.

Bewildering scenes at Austurvöllur.

Panama Papers: “This will be quite something”

4 Apr 2016 Police are in riot gear and iron fences are up ahead of an anti-government protest planned for 5pm today in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

Skyr splashed outside Alþingi.

Iceland Parliament pelted with skyr

4 Apr 2016 The first punch has been thrown in today’s anti-government protest – in the form of three tubs of Icelandic cultured yoghurt thrown against the parliament building.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson PM.

Iceland PM: “I will not resign”

4 Apr 2016 Iceland’s Prime Minister has announced on live television that he will not be resigning in the wake of last night’s Panama Papers revelations.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson PM arriving at his party's meeting this morning.

Panama Papers whips up Iceland politics into a frenzy

4 Apr 2016 Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is rushing home from a private trip abroad and is expected back in Iceland tomorrow morning.

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