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Iceland road transport rules below EU standards

3 May 2016 Iceland is to be taken to court for failure to comply with European rules on road transport safety.

Lake Pinatubo in the Philippines.

Iceland signs free trade deal with Philippines

29 Apr 2016 After almost a year of negotiations, a free-trade deal between the EFTA nations and the Philippines was signed in Bern, Switzerland, yesterday.

Reykjavik is Europe's third happiest capital, according to EU data.

GUIDE: Relocating to and working in Iceland

3 Apr 2016 Would you be up for relocating and living and working as an expat in Iceland? If so, have a read of our short guide to the residency and working rules currently in place in Iceland.

Passport checks are required only for departures from Iceland to non-Schengen countries.

Iceland a less safe place outside Schengen

24 Nov 2015 Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir MP has unequivocally stated that it is clearly in the interests of security in Iceland to remain a member of the Schengen Area.

The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.

EFTA warns Iceland over tax laws

12 Nov 2015 Iceland’s exit tax on companies moving or transferring assets to another EEA State is a breach of the EEA Treaty, says the EFTA Surveillance Authority

EFTA takes Iceland to court

5 Nov 2015 As a member of the European Economic Area and a beneficiary of the European internal market, Iceland is obliged to implement all EU legislation “with EEA relevance”.

Iceland is part of the Single European Sky project.

Iceland warned over Single European Sky

7 Oct 2015 The Surveillance Authority of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has sent Iceland an official warning regarding its failure to comply with aspects of existing legislation

The EU has proposed a relocation plan to alleviate the refugee crisis.

Iceland asked to do its share

11 Sep 2015 Iceland will have to participate in European Union (EU) efforts to take in refugees or else face penalties or possible expulsion from the ‘Dublin Regulation’.

EFTA takes Iceland to court over shipping

30 Jun 2015 The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority has decided to take Iceland to court for failing to adopt an EU directive on shipping which should have been adopted by 1 May 2014.

Iceland meat import rules illegal?

29 Apr 2015 Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that national legislation on importing fresh meat from other European countries violates European Economic Area (EEA legislation).

ESA headquarters in Brussels.

Iceland’s EEA performance slammed

15 Apr 2015 Iceland is bottom of the class when it comes to honouring its obligation to adopt and comply with common European rules on time, acording to the latest data released by the EFTA (European Free Trade Asoociation) Surveillance Authority, or ESA.

Iceland taken to court 11 times

8 Apr 2015 Iceland has been taken to court eleven times in under a year by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) surveillance authority for failure to implement European Economic Area (EEA) rules on time.




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