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

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No restrictions regarding the number of people allowed to gather.

Domestic Restrictions in Iceland to Be Lifted Tomorrow

25 Jun 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 “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 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 “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 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Icelandic authorities are looking for ways to react to the increasing number of tourists visiting the country.




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