News and Press Releases

5.10.2015 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister welcomes UN Sustainable Develoment Goals 

Statement to the UN General Assembly last Friday by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson 
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27.9.2015 Prime Minister´s Office Statement by at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015

Statement by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, 26 September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015.

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20.9.2015 Prime Minister´s Office Two billion ISK reserved for support to refugees and asylum seekers

The government of Iceland has decided to recommend to Parliament that 2 billion ISK (14 million EUR) will be provided for support of refugees and asylum seekers in the course of next 15 months in order to respond to the alarming refugee crisis due to the conflict in Syria.
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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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