7 SepRóbert Ragnar Spanó, president of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) since April this year, is facing criticism from many directions for having accepted and honorary degree from Istanbul University.
21 AugAt 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.
17 MarThe 30-day ban on non-essential travel to the Schengen Area in Europe, called for last night by German Foreign Minister and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, will be discussed at a government meeting in Iceland today.
26 Aug 2019The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee plans to discuss possible sanctions against Iceland and Greenland at a meeting September 4, due to the countries’ having increased their mackerel quotas.
28 Nov 2018The central committee of the centrist Progressive Party recently issued a policy statement following its autumn meeting saying that Iceland should seek a derogation from adopting the European Union’s third energy package through the country’s membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) and that the EU’s energy legislation does not suit Icelandic circumstances.
22 Mar 2018Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says Iceland's energy matters are not an issue that Icelanders should have to discuss with the European Union in Brussels. The country's energy matter are simply not a "Single Market issue" he said in a debate in the Icelandic parliament this morning.
13 Feb 2018"The time has come in my opinion for us in Parliament to take into serious consideration what the position of the EFTA countries is based on the EEA Agreement when such demands are made by the European Union."
6 Jan 2017Referendum on whether Iceland should re-apply for membership of the European Union would not be in line with the policy of the conservative Independence Party ('Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn') party leader Bjarni Benediktsson said earlier this week.