A new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, took office today, replacing Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson.
A Government of the Progressive Party and the Independence Party has been formed and took office today. Nine ministers will take seat in the new government, four from the Progressive Party, and five from the Independence Party.
Draft legislation on the establishment of a Financial Stability Council has been submitted for review on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs‘ website. The draft legislation was prepared by a committee appointed by the Minister in December 2012.
Please be adviced that from the 1st of May 2013 applications and inquiries for Icelandic citizenship should be delivered to the Directorate of Immigration.
Statistics for Treasury finances for January-March 2013 are now available.
Iceland's healthcare system ranks among the best in Europe, but challenges remain, writes Minister of Welfare Gubjartur Hannesson...
The official visit of the Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, at the invitation of the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, commenced today.
Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson announced Iceland's decision to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn during a meeting on 10 April with Estonia's Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet.
The Committee of representatives of parliamentary groups on removal of currency controls has sent a letter to the Minstry of Finance and Economic Affairs and party leaders.
The international conference “Human Rights Protection and International Law: The Dilemma of Restraining and Promoting International Intervention” will take place at the Harpa Conference Center (Norðurljós) on 11–12 April 2013. Sponsored by the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior and the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin in cooperation with the EDDA Center at the University of Iceland, the conference will debate the notion of the “Responsibility to Protect” from the perspectives of human rights, international law, and geopolitical interests.
The Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and her wife, Jónína Leósdóttir, will be on an official visit to China on 15-18 April. The Prime Minister was invited by former Premier of China, Wen Jiabao, in his official visit to Iceland in April last year.
The Medium Term Debt Management Strategy 2013-2016 sets forth the Government‘s plans for debt financing plans for the specified period.
Yesterday the Foreign Ministers of Iceland and Estonia, Össur Skarphéðinsson and Urmas Paet, signed a cooperation agreement regarding the location of the Icelandic Embassy in Estonia´s chancery building in Beijing
Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson and Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank, spoke at the opening of an international geothermal conference in Reykjavik, where Dr. Mulyani announced the launching of a Global Geothermal Development Plan with the goal to mobilize $500 million.
Foreign Minister, Össur Skarphéðinsson, met with Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director at the World Bank during her visit to Iceland. She is a keynote speaker at the Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 which is held in Reykjavik on March 5-8.
With reference to Art. 45 of the Constitution of the Republic of Iceland, No. 33 of 17 June 1944 (cf. Art. 15 of the Constitutional Law Act, No. 56 of 31 May 1991, Art. 20 of the General Elections Act, No. 24 of 16 May 2000 and Art. 162 of the Act No. 162 of 28 December 2010), it is hereby decided that regular general parliamentary elections shall be held on 27 April 2013.
Statistics for Treasury finances for January-December 2012 are now available.
Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, has submitted his annual report on foreign and international affairs to the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, his fifth since he took office in early 2009
I welcome the EFTA Court's ruling on the Icesave issue. Having this issue unresolved has hampered the economic recovery of Iceland where steady progress has been made nonetheless.
The ministers discussed cooperation between the countries and the their policies within the Arctic Council as Canada will take on the chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the council's ministerial meeting in Kiruna May 15
Statistics for Treasury finances for January-November 2012 are now available.