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Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, and Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Sale of Bank of Iceland: Corruption or Mess-Up?

20 Apr 2022 The Icelandic government has, in the wake of its disputed sale of a 22.5 stake in the Bank of Iceland (Íslandsbanki), decided to suggest to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, that Icelandic State Financial Investments (ISFI) be abolished.

From the Red Square in Moscow.

Iceland Limits Communication With Russia

16 Mar 2022 Icelandic authorities have decided to limit communication, cooperation and meetings with the representatives of Russian authorities — bilateral, regional and multilateral — due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson.

Domestic COVID-19 Restrictions Extended by Two Weeks

7 Dec 2021 Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson has just announced that domestic COVID-19 restrictions in Iceland, originally set to expire tomorrow, will remain unchanged for the coming two weeks.

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson, speaking at the press conference.

2022 Budget Bill: Improved Outlook

1 Dec 2021 Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson presented the Icelandic government’s budget bill, proposed for 2022, at a press conference yesterday.

The new government, at Bessastaðir.

New Government of Iceland Takes Office

29 Nov 2021 A new government took office in Iceland yesterday.

The governing party leaders, from left: Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Bjarni Benediktsson.

Coalition Negotiations in Iceland Progressing Well

27 Oct 2021 The leaders of the governing parties in Iceland — the Left-Green Movement, the Progressive Party and the Independence Party — expect to reach an agreement about a framework for a renewed coalition no later than this weekend.

Disputed Vote Recount in Northwest District Creates Uncertainty

28 Sep 2021 Due to a disputed vote recount in the Northwest electoral district, the final result of Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Iceland is not entirely clear.

Voter support, as indicated in MMR polls, for nine different political parties. The polls were conducted in the past week, the last one September 22 and 23. The ruling parties are denoted with D,B and V, that is, the Independence Party, the Progressive Party and the Left-Green Movement, respectively.

Will Icelandic Government Keep Majority?

24 Sep 2021 Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland tomorrow.

The Icelandic government approved the suggestions of a committee on refugee affairs at a meeting this morning.

Iceland Plans to Receive Up to 120 Afghan Refugees

24 Aug 2021 The Icelandic government has approved suggestions made by a committee on refugee affairs in response to the situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover there.

No restrictions regarding the number of people allowed to gather.

Domestic Restrictions in Iceland to Be Lifted Tomorrow

25 Jun 2021 All domestic COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in Iceland, starting tomorrow.

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.”


Íslandsbanki Plans an IPO on Nasdaq Iceland

27 May 2021 The Icelandic State Financial Investments, “ISFI” (Bankasýsla ríkisins), on behalf of the Treasury of Iceland, and Íslandsbanki hf., have confirmed their intention to proceed with the next step towards an initial public offering (IPO) and listing of shares in Íslandsbanki on Nasdaq Iceland.

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.

‘I Don’t Think This Will Jeopardize the Coalition’

28 Dec 2020 “I don’t think this will jeopardize the coalition. I have no reason to think so.”

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, right, arriving in Egilsstaðir.

Government Members Visit Seyðisfjörður

22 Dec 2020 Four members of the Icelandic government are currently in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Stricter Rules to Take Effect at Midnight

30 Oct 2020 The Icelandic government just announced stricter disease prevention measures. They take effect at midnight.


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