Following last Saturday‘s general elections, it is currently unclear what sort of government will be formed. Yesterday, the chairmen of every party that gained seats in parliament met with the President to discuss the next steps.
Former city councillor Sóley Tómasdóttir held a meeting last night with hundreds of women to discuss the current situation of women in Icelandic politics.
Though several parties have expressed their willingness to work with others, it is clear that differences in ideology and the distribution of seats will greatly complicate the process.
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir will prepare a new risk assessment for the Icelandic government on the import of cats and dogs.
An amendment to health regulations now permits restaurant owners to allow dogs and cats in their establishment, subject to certain conditions.
The Icelandic Ministry of Transport and Local Government has denied the European Transport Agency‘s request for permission to transport anti-riot gear to Venezuela.
Two families seeking asylum in Iceland have now been granted residence permits on basis of human rights consideration.
National broadcaster RÚV has reported on the gender and occupation of candidates running for parliament in the October 28th election.
Glitnir HoldCo. Ltd. has requested an injunction be filed against media outlet Stundin for their reporting based on leaked documents from the bank.
In a debate on consumer rights post-Brexit, Labour MP Darren Jones shamed Icelandic airline WOW for its customer service and high baggage fees.
Jon Henley, a journalist at the Guardian, has written to MBL in order to answer Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson‘s claim against his coverage on Benediktsson last week.
For the past couple of weeks, UK public relations and communication firm Burson-Marstellar has been requesting corrections on news articles about Iceland in at least 11 major international media sources on behalf of the Icelandic government.
Current Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson sold millions of ISK in assets at Glitnir bank before the 2008 banking collapse.
The recently formed political party Miðflokkurinn has unveiled its logo for the upcoming Parliamentary elections, which features a galloping white horse with the Aurora Borealis in the background
New information has come forth confirming that Wintris, an offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s wife, did not pay taxes in Iceland according to law over a period of several years.
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.
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson made an official visit to President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today to formally dissolve the government coalition.