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Social Democrats Lead in Polls

The Social Democratic Alliance continues to have the largest support rating in Reykjavík, or 34 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute for Morgunblaðið.

Alþingi parliament

Icelandic Parliament Passes Bill Banning Pilots Strike

A legislative bill on banning the strike by Icelandair pilots following the collapse of negotiations between the airline and the Union of Icelandic Pilots yesterday was passed 32:14 by the Icelandic parliament at around 2:30 pm this afternoon.

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Political Accident at Grocery Store Register

Twenty-nine-year-old Bylgja Dröfn Jónsdóttir from Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, got a shock when she found out that she was running for the third seat for the new Endurreisnar-lista fólksins party in the upcoming municipal elections.

Reykjavík City Hall

Social Democrats Largest Party in Reykjavík

The Social Democratic Alliance has the largest support rating in Reykjavík, or 30.3 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Iceland’s Social Science Research Institute for Morgunblaðið.

Heimir male choir

PM’s Office to Pay ISK 700,000 for National Anthem

The male choir Heimir from the North Iceland region of Skagafjörður, the heartland of the Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party, will be transported to Reykjavík to sing the national anthem on Iceland’s national day, June 17, at a cost of ISK 700,000, paid by the Prime...

EU referendum protest outside Iceland's parliament

Decision on EU Unlikely before Summer Break

Parliamentary discussions on whether to withdraw Iceland’s European Union application are unlikely to be completed before the end of the parliamentary session on May 16, according to Birgir Ármannsson, chairperson of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee.

Little ringed plover

Future of Icelandic Nature in Doubt

The future of the Icelandic nature project, Natura is in danger because the European Union has canceled its grant following Iceland’s suspension of its accession talks.

Alþingi parliament

New Pro-EU Party to be Formed after Easter

Benedikt Jóhannesson, head of the pro-EU group Sjálfstæðir Evrópumenn (Independent Europeans), says open meetings to discuss the formation of a new political party will be held after Easter. According to a new poll conducted by Capacent Gallup, a pro-EU right-centrist party would receive 21.5...

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