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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.

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.

Equal pay bill.

Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

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.

Berufjörður, road closed.

Will Road Closure Pave Way for Funding?

Residents of the East Fjords are angry over the announcement Friday by Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson to postpone improvements of the bumpy part of the Ring Road in Berufjörður fjord.

Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Minister Presents Plan to Fishermen

The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.

Fishing ship in Neskaupstaður, East Iceland.

Against Intervening in Fishermen’s Strike

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.

Government offices, stjórnarráðið.

New Government Announced Tomorrow

The new Independence Party-Reform Party-Bright Future coalition government will be announced tomorrow and the new ministers formally take office on Wednesday. The government agenda is to be presented to the parties’ members tonight and made public tomorrow.

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