Dissatisfied with the gender imbalance of speakers and panel participants, Albertína Friðbjörg Elíasdóttir, MP for the Social Democratic Alliance, walked out of an electricity symposium in Akureyri yesterday....
The debate over a new bill that would make sweeping changes to Iceland’s naming law continues to rage, with the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Samtökin 78 issuing statements on both sides of the matter this week.
Two parties have decided to put forth a motion of no confidence against Minister of Justice Sigríður Á. Andersen.
More than 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a statement expressing their support of of a proposed ban on circumcising boys.
Páll Magnússon, chairman of the Icelandic parliament’s Judicial Affairs and Education Committee, thinks it “certain” and that Eggert Einer Nielson and his family will be granted Icelandic citizenship.
MPs of the Reform Party, Pirate Party, and Social Democratic Alliance have put forth a bill proposing substantial amendments to Iceland’s naming laws, including dissolving the Icelandic Naming Committee.
Young voters turned up in numbers at this year's parliamentary elections, as 75.2% of 18 and 19-year olds voted.
Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson presented the budget bill of Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s government for the year 2018 in a press conference today.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, held its first ever state council meeting earlier today.
The European Court of Human Rights announced their ruling in the case of former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde versus the State of Iceland this morning.
Around 500 Icelandic women in politics have joined a private Facebook group created last Friday to share experiences of gender-based discrimination in their work environment.
Ásmundur Friðriksson, a member of the Icelandic parliament, has apologised for claiming that the Red Cross wasted away money on lawyers who aided refugees.
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.