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Syrian refugees at Bessastaðir.

Restored Honour Abolished

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Elections Forthcoming

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson met with all party leaders on September 16th to work discuss the dissolution of the government which occurred last week when Bright Future pulled out of the governing three-party coalition.

Björt Ólafsdóttir.

Minister Apologizes for Parliamentary Photo Shoot

Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s minister for the environment, says that the decision to have a photo shoot inside Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament building, which was used for a British company’s marketing campaign, was made in jest between friends.

Alþingi parliament

Consensus Rules in Parliament

Very few matters about which there is a difference of opinion ​between the governing parties and the opposition are getting through Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.

Alþingishúsið

MP on Verge of Tears in Podium

Nichole Leigh Mosty, member of parliament for Bright Future, was on the verge of tears at the beginning of her speech to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament during so-called kitchen day discussion last night.

Equal pay bill.

Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Critical of High Court

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.

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