At a press conference yesterday, Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson announced that all capital controls for individuals, companies and pension funds will be lifted tomorrow.
The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.
Iceland will become the first country in the world to require companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson believes it was a major mistake after the 2008 banking collapse to make use of an ancient and outdated clause in the Icelandic constitution to assemble the High Court of Iceland.
Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson calls the construction planned in the capital in coming years “without precedent.”
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson has decided to triple the Icelandic government’s contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir neither plans to intervene in the wage dispute of fishermen and fisheries with provisional legislation nor by changing the tax law.
Comical videos presenting European countries to US President Donald Trump have been popular on the internet lately.
The Icelandic government has issued an apology to those who suffered abuse at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated 1952-1993.
A bill has been presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which would make people’s agreement to organ donations assumed.
Icelandic authorities can intervene in the wage dispute between fishermen and fisheries by other means than by passing a law to halt the strike, according to Páll Magnússon, who heads Alþingi’s Industrial Affairs Committee.
Meisam Rafiei, a member of the Icelandic national taekwondo team, will be allowed to travel to the US Open in Las Vegas.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invited a group of 22 Syrian refugees to his residence at Bessastaðir yesterday.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Benjamin G. Ziff in Reykjavík this morning to express the objection of Icelandic authorities to US President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning US entry to refugees, as well as the citizens...
A member of the Icelandic national taekwondo team was denied permission to fly to the US last night, as a result of US President Donald Trump’s executive order.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited the 22 Syrian refugees, who were expected to arrive in the country today, to his residence at Bessastaðir this afternoon.
The official visit of Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid to Denmark began this morning.
A new poll, conducted by MMR January 3-10, shows the Independence Party enjoying 26.1 percent support, which is down from 29.3 percent in the last poll.
A new government, led by Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, has now officially taken power in Iceland.