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From Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this morning.

Third Energy Package Approved

2 Sep 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 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 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 Yes, we knew it … Iceland is expensive.

The Landsréttur court house.

Icelandic State Will Appeal ECHR Ruling in Landsréttur Court Case

10 Apr 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 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.

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs to power UK homes?

29 Nov 2016 A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French asset company agreed to stump up with a major cash contribution.

Party leaders discussed matters over the weekend.

Still no clarity on who will form Iceland’s next government

29 Nov 2016 Three days after Iceland’s political parties were told by the President to sort out a new government for themselves, there is still no sign of formal coalition talks getting under way.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Over two-thirds of Icelanders want a vote on EU membership talks

21 Oct 2016 68% of respondents to a political compass survey produced by Icelandic broadcaster RÚV have indicated that they want a referendum on resuming talks on joining the European Union (EU).

Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, leader of the Progressive Party.

Time to reconsider Iceland's EEA membership

12 Oct 2016 The time has come to measure the success of Iceland's membership of the European Economic Area and the Schengen cooperation and consider alternatives, according to a newly adopted foreign policy of the governing Progressive Party.

Icelanders remain opposed to EU membership

29 Sep 2016 A majority of Icelanders remain opposed to joining the European Union (EU), according to a new opinion poll conducted by MMR. This has been the case for over seven years.

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