Róbert Spanó with Turkish President Recep  Erdoğan, Friday.

Criticized for Accepting Degree from Turkish University

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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.

Róbert Ragnar Spanó.

Icelander Elected President of ECHR

21 Apr Róbert Ragnar Spanó, judge of the European Court of Human Rights since November, 2013, has been elected president of the court.

From Keflavík International Airport.

EFTA Citizens Exempt from Ban on Travel to EU

18 Mar Citizens of EFTA countries and the UK are exempt from the ban approved by the EU yesterday on non-essential travel to the European Union.

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Icelandic Government Discusses Ban on Travel to Schengen Area

17 Mar The 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.

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.

From Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this morning.

Third Energy Package Approved

2 Sep 2019 The European Union’s energy market legislation, known as the third energy package, was overwhelmingly approved by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, shortly before noon.

Sanctions against Iceland?

26 Aug 2019 The 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.

Icelanders use social media more than any other nation within the European Economic Area.

Icelanders Top the List in Social Media Usage

1 Jul 2019 The use of social media is more common in Iceland than in any other country within the European Economic Area, according to Eurostat.

Iceland Is Europe's Most Expensive Country

26 Jun 2019 Yes, we knew it … Iceland is expensive.

The Landsréttur court house.

Icelandic State Will Appeal ECHR Ruling in Landsréttur Court Case

10 Apr 2019 The Icelandic State plans to appeal the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling in the so-called Landsréttur case.

Transport Minister and leader of the Progressive Party Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Growing opposition to the EU's third energy package

28 Nov 2018 The 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.

Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

Iceland's energy not for the EU to decide

22 Mar 2018 Finance 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.

Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

Rising doubts over Iceland's EEA membership

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."

Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party.

Will not support an EU referendum

6 Jan 2017 Referendum 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.

Is Iceland now the most expensive country in the world?

5 Dec 2016 A strengthening national currency and rising prices mean that Iceland has by now probably toppled Switzerland from the top spot of richest countries in the world, figures suggest.

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