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.
Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson announced in a letter on his website he will be leaving the party to form a new one.
A member of Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis which will decriminalize the purchase and consumption of the substance.
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.
Many party leaders believe it is likely an election will take place in October in the wake of the government disbanding last night.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
The Office of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has requested the Directorate of Immigration postpone the deportation of an Afghan father and his daughter.
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.
Neither the Reform Party nor Bright Future, two of the three parties making up the Icelandic coalition government, would win a seat in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, were elections to be held today.
The Icelandic Minister of Justice wants to do away with the concepts of ‘restored honor’ and an ‘unblemished reputation.’
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, has approved the minister of justice’s 15 nominations to Landsréttur court.
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.
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.
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.
Iceland will become the first country in the world to require companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality.
The Directorate of Tax Investigations in Iceland is investigating 22 contractors, suspected of trying to evade tax payments by transferring the responsibility for their payments to their subcontractors.
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.
The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
A bill has been presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which would make people’s agreement to organ donations assumed.