The rectors of the state-run universities, the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri, have asked for permission to raise their tuition fees from 45,000 ISK to 65,000 ISK, a 45 percent raise.Continue reading
A pair of whitetailed eagles which have made their nest on a small islet in Reykhólahreppur in west Iceland have managed to hatch their egg and are now feeding one chick.
People can watch the eagles on a live webcam on discovericeland.is.Continue reading
According to the state budget which will be presented to Althingi parliament in the next few days, the Icelandic state will cut its budget by32 billion ISK (USD 248 million, EUR 204 million).Continue reading
The new majority in the Reykjavík City Council, lead by Best Party leader and artist Jón Gnarr, has offered the presidency of the City Council to Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, the outgoing mayor, Morgunbladid reports.Continue reading
The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, is on an official visit to Iceland. Yesterday he gave a press conference at Bessastadir, the official residence of the president of Iceland.Continue reading
After the economic collapse in Iceland, the exchange between members of Althingi, Iceland’s parliament, has often been ferocious. Yesterday Thráinn Bertelsson, author and independent member of Althingi, apologized to the nation for being part of the sad farce that took place in the parliament chambers that day.Continue reading