Glitnir HoldCo. Ltd. has requested an injunction be filed against media outlet Stundin for their reporting based on leaked documents from the bank.
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.
Many party leaders believe it is likely an election will take place in October in the wake of the government disbanding last night.
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has sent his congratulations to US President Elect Donald Trump.
Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson won a convincing victory in the Progressive Party’s primary in the northeast constituency on Saturday in the battle for the top seat of candidates.
In a speech at the Progressive Party’s central committee meeting on Friday, former PM of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, stated he knew his computer had been hacked.
Party Group Chairman of the Independence Party Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir and Chairman of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir believe Icelandic ministers whose names appear in the Panama Papers should make more information regarding their tax returns available to the public.
The first job of PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson on Friday was to have it looked into whether it’s possible to make it illegal for Icelanders to keep their money in tax havens.
Thousands of protesters peacefully convened on Austurvöllur square on Saturday afternoon, demanding immediate parliamentary elections.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson followed events in the Icelandic parliamentary building, Alþingishúsið, as a confirmation of the name of Iceland's new prime minister was awaited on Wednesday.
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson told the press a few minutes ago that he and Finance Minister Bjarni Bendiktsson have reached an agreement on who will replace Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson as prime minister.
Eyjan reports that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s statement to foreign media, stressing that he is only stepping aside as prime minister for an unspecified amount of time has been far from well received by members of the Independence Party.
A statement sent out last night to foreign media from the prime minister’s office is yet another act of surprise in yesterday’s unprecedented chain of events.
PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has just announced on his Facebook page that he is threatening a dissolution of parliament and elections unless the Independence Party supports the government in completing its mission.
The revelation made last night by the huge leak of documents from a law firm in Panama, linking PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to a company on Tortola, and other Icelandic politicians to companies in tax havens, continues to have widespread repercussions.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has not contemplated resigning following revelations about his connections to a company on Tortola, revealed by the so-called Panama Papers.
The opposition will propose a vote of no confidence in PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his cabinet today when Alþingi the Icelandic parliament reconvenes after Easter break.
The Panama leak and its revelations about PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s finances have been widely covered in the world press since last night.