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Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Elections Forthcoming

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.

Þorsteinn Víglundsson, Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Equality

Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs Thinks Immigrants Deserve Better

Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs, Þorsteinn Víglundsson, wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook profile, discussing the matter of refugees. The post delves into the arguments used by those who are against taking in more refugees, due to it preventing Iceland from improving pensions for the...

Syrian refugees on the border of Lebanon, 2014

55 Refugees in Iceland Next Year

The Icelandic government has agreed to offer up to 55 refugees next year a home in Iceland. Within a few years, the number is expected to rise to a hundred refugees per year.

Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament

Icelandic Parliament Member Asked For Illegal Stream

Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, chairman of Alþingi's Judicial Affairs and Education Committee, has been heavily criticized for asking about a streaming link for the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

Björt Ólafsdóttir.

Minister Apologizes for Parliamentary Photo Shoot

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.

Jeep driving towards a mountain

… It Tolls for Thee

The government is currently examining whether to introduce tolls on all roads out of the Reykjavík capital area as a means of financing urgent road construction projects.

NATO exercise.

NATO Exercises in Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói bay, Southwest Iceland, was the site of an eerily warlike situation yesterday, as warships, helicopters, fighter jets, and submarines were all present.

Money

Bills Will not Be Banned

Initial responses to a proposal to take the 5,000 and 10,000 króna bills out of circulation to counter tax evasion show that society is not yet ready for such a radical idea, according to Iceland’s Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson.

Viking Squad

MP Suggests Calling Emergency Line to Disarm Police

Andri Þór Sturluson, member of parliament for the Pirate Party, took to Facebook in order to encourage those who are against the arming of Icelandic police officers to call the national emergency hotline (112) whenever they see suspicious, armed men, whoever they may be.

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