News and Press Releases

12.4.2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Barbershop at the Nordic house - Mobilizing Men and Boys for Gender Equality

A Barbershop Conference focused on mobilizing men and boys for gender equality will be held at the Nordic House in Reykjavík on 23 May 2017.

30.3.2017 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister and President meet with Russia's President Putin

The President of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson, and Guðlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, today had a meeting with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, in Archangelsk, where they have been taking part in the International Arctic Forum.

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.