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.
Support for EU membership in Iceland has grown by roughly 4 percent to 37.3 percent since April, according to the latest MMR poll. Support has grown by around 17 percent since September 2012.
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.
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...
The cargo ship Alma carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat from Iceland arrived at its final destination, Osaka, Japan, this morning. The ship left Hafnarfjörður port, West Iceland, on March 20.
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.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir said questions in parliament earlier today regarding a leaked memo about asylum seekers in Iceland were part of an “ugly political game.”
“I'm not really sure if I have a free will, and I don't know if my brain has made any decision about what he's going to be making me do next."
Supporters of putting the future of Iceland’s European Union accession talks to a referendum gathered this weekend outside parliament, following the handover of a large petition.
Iceland’s newest political party, a grouping of socially progressive, pro-European right wingers, has opened its website for people to register their interest.
Monthly wages paid to local councilors in Iceland range from zero up to nearly half a million krónur (USD 4,440/EUR 3,210).
80.7 percent of Icelanders want the Reykjavík Domestic Airport to stay where it is now, in walking distance to the city center.
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.
An Afghan asylum seeker on hunger strike was this morning rushed to hospital in Reykjavík, unconscious.
Icelandic politicians are considering a food labeling bill akin to the European protected origin certificate.
A Nigerian man has had his appeal rejected and will likely be forced to leave Iceland. Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for LGBT people.
The Chinese investor Huang Nubo appears not to have given up his dream of building a tourist resort in remote Northeast Iceland.
The EU foreign affairs chief says Iceland’s capital controls are not against European law, for the time being.
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...
More than 21,000 people in South Africa joined Greenpeace over the last few days in putting pressure on the South African government not to accept a cargo ship from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat.
This week saw the publication of a report by the University of Iceland’s Center for International Affairs on the negotiation process between Iceland and the European Union. The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce promptly published a short summary of the report.
The majority of the Icelandic population is far from pleased with its government. Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson gets the highest disapproval rating (65 percent), closely followed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson (63 percent).