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Intent to establish a sovereign wealth fund in Iceland

Ministry of Finance and Economic AffairsSep 21, 2018

The authorities intend to establish a sovereign wealth fund, the National Fund of Iceland. The purpose of the Fund will primarily be to serve as a sort of disaster relief reserve for the nation, when the Treasury suffers a financial blow in...


New Legislation on E-cigarettes Will Take Effect on 1 March 2019

Ministry of WelfareSep 20, 2018

A new Act on e-cigarettes and refillcontainers will take effect on 1 March 2019. The Act is based on the Bill presented by the Minister of Health on the import, marketing, use and safety of these products, and measures to prevent the use of...


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Platform of the Coalition Government

In the new government, parties spanning the political spectrum from left to right intend to establish a new tone, concentrate their energies to key projects that will bring Iceland into the front rank and take steps that will make Iceland a good place to live for young and old alike. 

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