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.
The agenda of the new Icelandic government was signed at Gerðarsafn museum in Kópavogur, near Reykjavík, at 2:30 this afternoon.
The party group of the Reform Party convened yesterday to discuss the report on Icelanders’ offshore assets, made public Friday.
A report revealing that the Icelandic state is likely losing out on ISK 2.8 to 6.5 billion (USD 25-57 million, EUR 23-54 million) annually because of Icelandic tax payers’ offshore assets was presented on Friday. The report was authored by a task force appointed by Minister of Finance Bjarni...
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.
Formal coalition talks between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future begin today.
Voter turnout in the parliamentary election in October was lowest among 20-24 year-olds, or 65.7 percent, and highest among voters aged 65-90 years, or 90.2 percent, as stated in an analysis by Statistics Iceland, published in late December.
Nearly all Icelanders are pleased with the performance of our president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, according to a poll published Sunday.
After Pirate Captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir returned the mandate to form a government yesterday afternoon, Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent out a statement to the press.
Captain of the Pirate Party Birgitta Jónsdóttir announced shortly before 3 pm today that she intends to return the mandate to lead government formation talks back to President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 5 pm today.
Today, it will be determined whether the five parties currently considering forging a government coalition, will launch formal talks. The Pirate Party and Social Democrats have declared themselves willing to take the step, the other three parties remain undecided.
The Icelandic government’s budget bill was presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday when Alþingi reconvened.