Protestors in front of the Russian Embassy yesterday.

‘Dangerous for the Whole World’

25 Feb About 300 people gathered yesterday in front of the Russian Embassy in Reykjavík to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Icelandic Authorities Condemn Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

24 Feb “Icelandic authorities strongly condemn Russia’s invasion, and it is safe to say that the worst possible scenario in these affairs has realized.”

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Iceland Will Participate in the EU’s Sanctions

23 Feb Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir states that the position of Icelandic authorities is clear regarding Russia’s decision to send troops into separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Revelations Undermine Trust Toward Iceland’s Allies

1 Jun 2021 “This is a very serious matter which clearly undermines trust in our communication with these nations – our allies and friends.”

Iceland Is Europe’s Only Country Classified as Green

29 Jan 2021 Iceland is the only country in Europe with a green status when in comes to COVID-19.

How Will BREXIT Affect Icelanders?

7 Dec 2020 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.

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