Prime Minister Will Meet with Mike Pence

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will, in fact, meet with American Vice President Mike Pence during his official visit to Iceland in early September, Vísir reports. This confirmation comes [...]

Highest Paid Rural Mayors Earn More than Prime Minister

A recent round-up of mayoral and council manager salaries in rural municipalities is raising eyebrows in some quarters, RÚV reports. Per data first published in Viðskiptablaðið and analysed by [...]

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir to Miss Meeting With Pence

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be attending the convention of Nordic trade unions when the official visit of USA vice president Mike Pence takes place. Katrín will hold the keynote [...]

Mackerel War On the Cards As Iceland Increases Quota?

The fishing of mackerel in the North Atlantic is a contested international issue as experts believe the fish is at danger of overfishing. Chris Davies, head of the European Parliament’s [...]

“We don’t want Laugavegur to become a restaurant street”

City officials and restaurateurs are at odds about whether the ongoing expansion of the downtown shopping and dining district is actually good for businesses long-term, Vísir reports. On one [...]

Impending Mike Pence Visit Criticized by LGBTQ Organization

The impending visit of USA Vice President Mike Pence has been criticized by the director of LGBTQ organization Samtökin 78. Samtökin 78 president Þorbjörg Þorvaldsdóttir penned an op-ed in online [...]

Russia’s Embargo of Iceland Still Stands Four Years Later

Today, fours years have passed since Russia placed a trade embargo on Iceland. Previously, Iceland had officially supported sanctions placed on Russia by the EU, USA, and more Western nations. [...]

Decreasing Student Numbers Present Operational Challenges

Many rural schools across Iceland have significantly fewer students than just a couple of decades ago, RÚV reports. Shrinking class sizes are proving a challenge when it comes to providing a [...]

Brexit Likely to Cost Icelanders, Study Shows

If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, it could cost each Icelander ISK 13,000-22,000 ($107-180/€95-161) per year, according to a German study on the economic effects of Brexit. The [...]

Lilja Guest of Honour at Icelandic Festival in US

Iceland’s Minister of Education, Science, and Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir was the guest of honour at Mountain, North Dakota’s annual Deuce of August celebrations this year. The festival of [...]

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