Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.

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

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PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, right, arriving in Egilsstaðir.

Government Members Visit Seyðisfjörður

22 Dec 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 The Icelandic government just announced stricter disease prevention measures. They take effect at midnight.

The Icelandic government and the president of Iceland. Archive photo.

Government to Announce Stricter Measures Today

30 Oct The Icelandic government has scheduled a press conference at 1 pm, where stricter disease prevention measures will be announced.


Icelandic PM in Live Interview When Earthquake Hits

22 Oct Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was in the middle of a live interview with Washington Post journalist David Ignatius when an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Iceland Tuesday afternoon.

The Icelandic government, along with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. Only the minister of health and the minister of social affairs did not have to be tested, since they did not dine at the hotel.

Government Members Test Negative for Coronavirus

25 Aug We reported Friday that nine out of the Icelandic government’s 11 members had to be tested for the coronavirus after a staff member at Hótel Rangá, where they dined Tuesday night a week ago, was found to be infected with the virus.

A computer-generated image of the proposed Sizewell C.

No Major Impact on Iceland’s Environment

25 Aug Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland.

Hótel Rangá.

COVID-19 Case at Hotel Where Government Dined

21 Aug A staff member at Hótel Rangá, South Iceland, where the Icelandic government had dinner Tuesday night, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Hopeful We’re Getting This Under Control

20 Aug Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason is relatively optimistic that Icelanders are getting the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Travelers to Iceland to Be Tested Twice, Starting August 19

14 Aug At a press conference that just ended, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that starting Wednesday, August 19, every person arriving in Iceland will be tested for the coronavirus at the border, required to spend four to five days in quarantine, and subsequently be tested for the virus again.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, center.

Next Steps in Border Testing to Be Presented Today

14 Aug The Icelandic government will hold a press conference this afternoon.

Tourists on Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík.

How Will Iceland React to Increasing Influx of Tourists?

5 Aug Icelandic authorities are looking for ways to react to the increasing number of tourists visiting the country.

ISK 300 Billion Deficit Expected in 2020

28 May The Icelandic Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs predicts the government deficit this year will amount to ISK 300 billion.

From the US naval base, Keflavík.

Left-Greens Reject NATO Project in Helguvík Harbor

14 May The Left-Green Movement has rejected major NATO projects on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports.

Opening Iceland’s Borders Is Important

7 May Icelandic Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson tells Morgunblaðið that various ways of reopening Iceland to tourism are being discussed.

Some Restrictions Lifted in Iceland Today

4 May Some restrictions regarding public gatherings in Iceland, imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19, were lifted at midnight.




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