The Nordic Council Session opened in Harpa Concert Hall today with about 1,000 participants.
Chairperson of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir would like to see a “social bank” established in Iceland.
The Independence Party believes certain state-owned assets should be sold, such as RÚV― the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
The connection of Minister of Education Illugi Gunnarsson with Orka Energy has been a bone of contention lately.
A new Gallup poll reveals that the Pirate Party now enjoys the support of most voters in the City of Reykjavík.
Almost six out of ten Icelanders would like there to be a limit to how long a person may serve as president.
Russians could possibly take advantage of the lack of unity among Icelandic politicians regarding support of Western sanctions.
Icelandic politicians in the ruling coalition parties have varying views on the country’s continued support for European sanctions against Russia, and the split is not along party lines.
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, has asked the Institute of Regional Development to assess the impact of Russia’s decision to impose an import ban on Icelandic food.
The City of Reykjavík’s environment and planning committee this week voted to call upon the city council to set up an advisory committee for the archaeological remains recently discovered by Lækjargata, and for the recently rediscovered 19th and 20th century harborside structures along...
An increased military threat from Russia necessitates Iceland’s support of western sanctions, says former Icelandic ambassador.
Rumors of an impending ban on imports of Icelandic food to Russia have sparked a debate on the choice between morality and commercial interests.
The Pirate Party is the most popular political party in Iceland for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Gallup poll. Meanwhile, the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government has 36 percent support.
Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped.
Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.
A ceremonial parliamentary debate took place at Alþingi on Friday in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland.
A coalition of international animal protection and conservation organizations has asked the Obama administration to impose economic sanctions against Icelandic companies with corporate ties to the commercial whaling industry.
Bright Future would not get a single member elected to Alþingi if the election took place now, according to the latest Fréttablaðið opinion poll.
The Icelandic prime minister says opposition parties are filibustering parliament over every item on the agenda, and that he doesn’t quite understand why.
The Icelandic government committed at its cabinet meeting yesterday to create a special conciliation committee to deal with the ongoing strike by nurses and academics.
The Alþingi parliament came together at 11.00 this morning and the first item on the agenda was parliament itself.
A three-day political festival will be held in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, June 11-13, 2015. As part of the festival, internationally-acclaimed documentary Blueberry Soup will be screened on June 12 at 8:30 pm.