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Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan 2017 As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

Pirates given mandate to form new Iceland government

2 Dec 2016 Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir has been formally mandated by the President of Iceland to form a government following recent general elections, it has just been announced.

Bjarni Benediktsson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Talks between Iceland’s top two parties break down

1 Dec 2016 The two parties who took first and second place in Iceland’s general elections see no way forward for formal coalition talks between them.

Budget talks loom as Iceland remains without a government

30 Nov 2016 Icelandic MPs are expected to be convened next week to debate the draft State budget for 2017 – despite the country still being run by a caretaker government.

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.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President will not give a third coalition mandate

25 Nov 2016 Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has rejected the suggestion that Iceland is facing a crisis of goverment, despite two failed attempts at forming a working majority.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir speaking to journalists after her meeting with the President.

Second leader gives up on forming Iceland government

25 Nov 2016 Leader of Iceland’s Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir has formally renounced the presidential mandate given to her to form a majority government to rule Iceland.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Uncertainty ahead as Iceland coalition talks fall through again

23 Nov 2016 Talks between Iceland’s five opposition parties to form a broad-church coalition to govern the country fell through this afternoon after a crunch meeting between party leaders.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir.

New Pirate ministers would no longer serve as MPs

21 Nov 2016 Any member of Iceland’s Pirate Party who is made a minister in a future government would have to surrender their position as a Member of Parliament, leading Pirate Birgitta Jónsdóttir confirms.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir with representatives of the Social Democratic Alliance.

Leader of Iceland’s left sounding out possible partners

17 Nov 2016 Leader of Iceland’s left-greens Katrín Jak­obs­dótt­ir begins informal talks with all other political parties today, after being given the mandate to form a new government by the President of Iceland yesterday.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Leader of Iceland’s Left-Greens to lead government talks

16 Nov 2016 President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has transferred the official mandate to form a new government to leader of the Left-Green Movement, Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Could this be Iceland’s next Prime Minister?

16 Nov 2016 After talks aimed at forming a new centre-right coalition to rule Iceland fell through yesterday, it is widely expected that Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be given the next crack of the whip at putting together a majority government.

Óttarr Proppé (right), leader of Bright Future, and Benedikt Jóhannesson (left), leader of Regeneration.

Talks on new Iceland government coalition break down

15 Nov 2016 Formal negotiations between three Icelandic parties on forming a new government have broken down this afternoon, it has been announced.

Bjarni Benediktsson: Iceland's next Prime Minister?

Formal talks on Iceland’s next government under way

14 Nov 2016 Formal talks on a new three-party centre-right coalition to rule Iceland for the next four years have been ongoing all weekend.

Bjarni Benediktsson.

Iceland’s largest party may be unable to form government

10 Nov 2016 Despite talks with all party leaders, no new government coalition has been announced.




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