Fjarðarbyggð municipality in East Iceland plans to welcome five Iraqi refugee families this year.
MPs of the Reform Party, Pirate Party, and Social Democratic Alliance have put forth a bill proposing substantial amendments to Iceland’s naming laws, including dissolving the Icelandic Naming Committee.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid are on their first official visit to His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.
Fourteen judges assume their posts today in the newly formed Land’s Court, which adds a new tier to Iceland’s judicial system.
Lawyers Ástráður Haraldsson and Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson will receive compensation for the illegitimate handling of their application to Landsréttur, a newly formed mid-level court in Iceland.
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, has donated all of his salary increase to charities, since receiving it in November 2016.
Young voters turned up in numbers at this year's parliamentary elections, as 75.2% of 18 and 19-year olds voted.
The Reform Party has put forth a bill proposing civil service jobs be opened to non-European citizens.
Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson presented the budget bill of Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s government for the year 2018 in a press conference today.
Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir attended the One Planet Summit in Paris yesterday, where she announced her government’s plan to make Iceland carbon-neutral by 2040.
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has asked for further information on the U.S. government’s plans for expanding their navy hangars in Keflavík.
Iceland‘s new cabinet enjoys the support of 78% of the nation, according to a new poll from Stöð 2, Fréttablaðið and Vísir.
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, has sent Finland a video of himself congratulating the nation for a hundred years of independence.
The United States Navy may expect to receive roughly 14 million dollars in order to make necessary refurbishments to the army’s flight hangars in Iceland.
Retiring Minister of Transport and Local Government Jón Gunnarsson is against retiring Minister of Fisheries Þorgerður K. Gunnarsdóttir’s decision to enlarge the whale sanctuary in Faxaflói Bay.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, held its first ever state council meeting earlier today.
The coalition agreement between the Independence Party, the Leftist-Green Movement and the Progressive Party was signed earlier this morning and proposes “reinforcing the capacity of the Althingi.”
The chairmen of the three parties that will form Iceland‘s government held a press conference this morning. The coalition agreement was presented and a treaty signed.
A new government will now be formed in Iceland, roughly four weeks after the general elections took place.
The Left-Green Movement, Independence Party, and Progressive Party will each hold internal meetings today to vote on a proposed coalition government of the three parties.
Left-Green Movement Chairman Katrín Jakobsdóttir arrived at President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson’s residence Bessastaðir this morning at 10:30, where he is expected to officially grant her the authority to form a government.
Icelandic Minister of Health Óttarr Proppé is in Bangladesh on a UNICEF mission to become acquainted with the situation of Rohingya refugees in the country.