Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Revelations Undermine Trust Toward Iceland’s Allies

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Iceland Is Europe’s Only Country Classified as Green

29 Jan Iceland is the only country in Europe with a green status when in comes to COVID-19.

How Will BREXIT Affect Icelanders?

7 Dec The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs has posted a list on its website of what changes to expect regarding relations between the UK and Iceland when the BREXIT transition period ends on January 1.

Róbert Spanó with Turkish President Recep  Erdoğan, Friday.

Criticized for Accepting Degree from Turkish University

7 Sep 2020 Róbert 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.

Sweden's Minister of Health Lena Hallengren.

Iceland to Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine through Sweden

21 Aug 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2019 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.




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