No, Minister

jonbjarnason-radhSixty-four percent of Icelanders want Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Jón Bjarnason to step down, according to a recent poll conducted by daily newspaper Fréttablaðið and the newsroom of broadcaster Stöð 2.

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Brighter Economic Outlook for Iceland

icelandickrona_ipaThe trade balance in Iceland was positive by ISK 7.6 billion (USD 64 million, EUR 48 million) in November 2011, according to Statistics Iceland. Icelandic exports amounted to ISK 53.2 billion, whereas imports amounted to ISK 45.7 billion.

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Cocks to Be Prohibited in Akureyri

icelandicsettlementhens_psAccording to new regulations on the keeping of livestock currently being worked on at the Akureyri Town Council, roosters can only be kept on farms. Town residents must apply for licenses to keep hens and the approval of the closest neighbors is also required.

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Off the Charts

gusgus-arabianhorseThe sale of music CDs in Iceland has increased by 30 percent since last year and this year will be the best ever, beating 2006, Eiður* Arnarsson, sales manager at the record label Sena, told daily newspaper Fréttablaðið.

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Icelandic Actor a Shooting Star

hilmargudjonsson_shooting-sIcelandic Hilmar Guðjónsson* is among ten actors who were selected for SHOOTING STARS 2012 – Europe’s Best Young actors, as announced on Thursday. Hilmar plays one of the leads in the popular comedy Either Way (Á annan veg; 2011).

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