News and Press Releases

3.7.2015 Ministry of the Interior National Cyber Strategy for Iceland released

The Minister of the Interior has released the Icelandic National Cyber Security Strategy for Iceland - for 2015–2026 and a thee year Action Plan. The new strategy is also linked to a broader set of national policies and resolutions, e.g. on civil protection and public security, law enforcement and the information society.
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3.7.2015 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Legislation on Stability Levy adopted unanimously

The Icelandic parliament Althingi today passed the Bill of the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on a stability levy, concerning which a political consensus was achieved in the Althingi. The new Act on a Stability Levy introduces a one-off levy, with the objective of creating the premises for removal of the capital controls introduced in Iceland in the wake of the financial system collapse of 2008.
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30.6.2015 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Moody's upgrades Iceland's rating

Moody's has upgraded the government of Iceland's government debt ratings to Baa2 from Baa3.

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson's Government

Platform of the Coalition Government

The formation of this government of the Progressive Party and the Independence Party begins a new advance for the country and its people. The government's prime concerns are to improve the situation of households in Iceland and to strengthen business and industry, with greater value creation for the common good.

The government will seek to mobilise the strength of national unity and overcome the antagonism and suspicion which has characterised Icelandic politics and public debate for some time. Progress and an improved standard of living in Iceland depend on cooperation and cohesion, and in the years to come Icelanders will continue to jointly resolve the nation's main challenges co-operatively.

Through its actions the government also intends to eliminate the political uncertainty which has been too conspicuous in Iceland in recent years. Efforts will be directed at achieving a broad reconciliation with the social partners on labour market developments and future investment. It is a prerequisite for Iceland to enter a new era of growth and stability that its economy enjoy trust once more both at home and abroad. This reinforces the foundation of welfare and creates the conditions for improved household economy.

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