News and Press Releases

21.10.2014 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs A report on a new framework for consumer mortgage credit

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has compiled a report on a new framework for consumer mortgage credit. 

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14.10.2014 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Agreement on the Transposition of Regulations on European Financial Market Supervisory Agencies

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Bjarni Benediktsson attended a meeting of EFTA and EU Ministers of Finance in Luxembourg today. At this meeting a political agreement was concluded between the parties on the transposition of three Regulations on European Financial Supervisory Agencies. 
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7.10.2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs International conference on gender equality in the Arctic

The conference will focus on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing access to and control over resources, representation in decision-making positions, political participation, regional development, human security, and material and cultural well-being
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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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