Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir attended the One Planet Summit in Paris yesterday, where she announced her government’s plan to make Iceland carbon-neutral by 2040.
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has asked for further information on the U.S. government’s plans for expanding their navy hangars in Keflavík.
Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir.
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, has sent Finland a video of himself congratulating the nation for a hundred years of independence.
The United States Navy may expect to receive roughly 14 million dollars in order to make necessary refurbishments to the army’s flight hangars in Iceland.
Retiring Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson is against retiring Minister of Fisheries Þorgerður K. Gunnarsdóttir’s decision to enlarge the whale sanctuary in Faxaflói Bay.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, held its first ever state council meeting earlier today.
The coalition agreement between the Independence Party, the Leftist-Green Movement and the Progressive Party was signed earlier this morning and proposes “reinforcing the capacity of the Althingi.”
The chairmen of the three parties that will form Iceland‘s government held a press conference this morning. The coalition agreement was presented and a treaty signed.
A new government will now be formed in Iceland, roughly four weeks after the general elections took place.
The Left-Green Movement, Independence Party, and Progressive Party will each hold internal meetings today to vote on a proposed coalition government of the three parties.
Left-Green Movement Chairman Katrín Jakobsdóttir arrived at President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s residence Bessastaðir this morning at 10:30, where he is expected to officially grant her the authority to form a government.
Icelandic Minister of Health Óttarr Proppé is in Bangladesh on a UNICEF mission to become acquainted with the situation of Rohingya refugees in the country.
A total of 136 Icelandic women in politics have shared their experiences of gender-based discrimination in their work environment. These stories have now been published online, with all names having been omitted.
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.
The Icelandic Supreme Court has ruled that a roughly 8.000-hectare area, including Bláfjöll, Þríhnúkar, Vífilsfell and Sandskeið, belong to the town of Kópavogur.
The Icelandic government will have to change regulations governing the import of raw and processed meats, eggs, and milk in accordance with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Freyja Haraldsdóttir has filed a case against the Government Agency for Child Protection in response to their denial of her application to become a foster parent.
Chairmen of The Left-Green Movement, The Independence Party, and The Progressive Party are meeting this morning at 9:30 to begin formal coalition talks.
Coalition talks between four parties have just been disbanded. The chairmen of all four parties have confirmed that the reason is due to the Progressive Party's scepticism towards such a slim majority of 32 seats against 31 in opposition.
Unlike last year’s Panama-paper scandal, Iceland isn’t prominent in the newly released Paradise Papers, according to Reykjavik Media.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chairman of the Leftist-Green Movement has just received the President's mandate to lead coalition talks with three other parties. Those parties are the Social Democratic Party, the Progressive Party and the Pirate Party.