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.
Ásmundur Friðriksson, a member of the Icelandic parliament, has apologised for claiming that the Red Cross wasted away money on lawyers who aided refugees.
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.