Akureyri prison to be renovated

The prison facilities in Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital, are to be improved. The prison’s current situation is not acceptable, according to Valtýr Sigurdsson, who is in charge of the detention facilities in Iceland.

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Atorka sells Icepharma

Icelandic investment company Atorka Group hf. recently completed the divestment of pharmaceutical company Icepharma hf. The buyers came from among the key executives within Icepharma.

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Fire in Reykjavík

Some of the capital’s oldest houses were destroyed in one of the biggest fires in Reykjavík’s modern history on Wednesday afternoon. It is suspected the fire started in the kiosk Fröken Reykjavík in downtown Reykjavík.

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Social Democrats on the rise

According to a recent Gallup poll, the Social Democrats receive more support now than in last week’s opinion poll, but the Left Greens, who had surpassed the Social Democrats, are losing support.

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Honorary medals for sale

A salesman from Canada has come under criticism for offering Falcon Medals for sale on his website, which are honorary medals given by the Icelandic state to those who further the reputation of Iceland.

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