News and Press Releases

12.3.2017 Prime Minister´s Office Iceland Lifts Capital Controls

The Government of Iceland today announces that capital controls on the country's individuals, firms, and pension funds have been lifted with effect on Tuesday. The removal of the capital controls, which stabilised the currency and economy during the country's unprecedented financial crash, represents the completion of Iceland's return to international financial markets.

16.2.2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs NATO members stand strong and united

Earlier today NATO defence ministers concluded their meeting in Brussels where discussions focused on transatlantic relations, security challenges and increased defence preparedness in the Alliance's eastern and southern areas.

11.1.2017 Prime Minister´s Office New Icelandic Government - government of Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson takes office

A Government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future has been formed and took office today. Eleven ministers will take seat in the Government, six from the Independence Party, three from the Reform Party and two from Bright Future.