News and Press Releases

24.11.2014 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs EFTA Court advisory opinion delivered

The following is a joint press release from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Financial Supervisory Authority, and Central Bank of Iceland concerning the advisory opinion of the EFTA Court, delivered today:  

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17.11.2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Brazil, US on the agenda during EFTA Ministerial

Minister Sveinsson informed his fellow ministers about his recent visit to Brazil and constructive talks with Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figuereido  last October.
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13.11.2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Iceland and Japan have much in common

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson visited Japan on 10-13 November, meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, the UN University and trade representatives.
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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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