Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliamentary building.

Gender-Based Violence in Alþingi

News Tagged with “Alþingi”
From Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.

Alþingi Reconvenes Today

10 Sep Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament reconvenes today for the 150th session.

From Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this morning.

Third Energy Package Approved

2 Sep The European Union’s energy market legislation, known as the third energy package, was overwhelmingly approved by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, shortly before noon.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland.

Iceland’s PM Won’t be Home when Pence Visits

23 Aug Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir won’t be home when US Vice President Mike Pence visits Iceland on September 4.

MPs seated at the table, from left: Karl Gauti Hjaltason, Bergþór Ólason, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Anna Kolbrún Árnadóttir and Ólafur Ísleifsson.

Two MPs Violated Code of Conduct at Klaustur Bar

1 Aug The Ethics Committee of Alþingi has concluded that two members of parliament violated the Code of Conduct for Members of the Alþingi in their remarks, made at Klaustur bar on November 20.

Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

18 Jul Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.

Sigríður Hlynur is pleased with the name change.

Man Named after His Grandma Sigríður

11 Jul “This is a total victory; my name is Sigríður Hlynur!”

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Gender Autonomy Act Applauded

21 Jun Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, approved a gender autonomy act this week.

From the Vaðlaheiði Tunnel this summer.

No light at the end of the (Vaðlaheiði) Tunnel

29 Aug 2018 A dispute has arisen regarding the financing of Vaðlaheiði tunnel, which, when completed, will shorten the driving distance between Akureyri and Húsavík, North Iceland, by 16 km.

Tourists at Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir.

Rain doesn't deter tourists from visiting Þingvellir

4 Sep 2017 Þingvellir, the historic site of Europe's first parliament, or althing, is also one of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty in Iceland. Thousands of tourists visit Þingvellir every year.

Babies often take nap outside in the cold.

20 strange and awesome facts about Iceland

29 Jan 2017 Iceland is a country of many wonders. There are a however some things raise the eyebrows of tourists travelling in Iceland. Here is a list of twenty top strange and awesome facts about Iceland.

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.




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