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Questions and Answers on equal pay certification

January 30, 2018

The Ministry of Welfare has received an enormous amount of inquiries from all over the world on the new law on Equal Pay Certification, that came into force on...

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Facts about Down syndrome and pre-natal screening in Iceland

December 11, 2017

The Icelandic Ministry of Welfare considers it urgent to present the following facts due to incorrect and misleading information which has repeatedly been...

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The Ministry of Welfare has the responsibility for administration and policy making of social affairs, health and social security in Iceland as prescribed by law, regulations and other directives. 

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Svandís Svavarsdóttir

Minister of Health

Svandís Svavarsdóttir

Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health since November 30th 2017. Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík South Constituency since 2009. Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Left-Green Movement 2013-2017.
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Ásmundur Einar Daðason

Minister of Social Affairs and Equality

Ásmundur Einar Daðason

Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality since November 30th 2017. Member of Althingi for the Northwest Constituency 2009-2016 and since 2017. Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Progressive Party 2015-2016.
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