Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.
Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson announced in a letter on his website he will be leaving the party to form a new one.
A member of Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis which will decriminalize the purchase and consumption of the substance.
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson made an official visit to President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today to formally dissolve the government coalition.
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.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
The Office of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has requested the Directorate of Immigration postpone the deportation of an Afghan father and his daughter.
A bill will be introduced in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this week proposing Icelandic citizenship be granted to two girls and their families who have been denied asylum in Iceland.
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, told the BBC yesterday that he advises the UK to join EFTA.
Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs, Þorsteinn Víglundsson, wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook profile, discussing the matter of refugees. The post delves into the arguments used by those who are against taking in more refugees, due to it preventing Iceland from improving pensions for the...
The Icelandic government has agreed to offer up to 55 refugees next year a home in Iceland. Within a few years, the number is expected to rise to a hundred refugees per year.
Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, chairman of Alþingi's Judicial Affairs and Education Committee, has been heavily criticized for asking about a streaming link for the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
Minister of Education, Science and Culture Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a committee to analyze the current state of book publishing in Iceland.
A giant shopping bag advertising the upcoming opening of H&M has been the source of much controversy for its lack of Icelandic.
Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson hopes that agreements with the European Union on the abolition of tariffs on agricultural imports will take effect mid-way through next year.
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.
Neither the Reform Party nor Bright Future, two of the three parties making up the Icelandic coalition government, would win a seat in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, were elections to be held today.
The Icelandic Minister of Justice wants to do away with the concepts of ‘restored honor’ and an ‘unblemished reputation.’