March 15. 2023 /
Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs visited Ukraine and met with Volodomyr Zelensky
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Minister for Foreign Affairs Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir met with President of Ukraine Volodomyr Zelensky in Kyiv yesterday. The situation in Ukraine, I...
March 14. 2023 /
Head start for Icelandic
Icelandic was chosen as the first language, other than English, to feature in the development phase of the latest version of OpenAI's GPT-4 project, which was officially announced today. Icelan...
March 11. 2023
Fitch Affirms Iceland at ‘A’; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Iceland´s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook. According to Fitch, Iceland’s ‘A’ rating is underpinned by its very high incom...
February 27. 2023 /
Minister for Foreign Affairs addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council
Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir Minister for Foreign Affairs addressed the beginning of the 52nd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of Iceland today. ...
February 24. 2023 /
Brutal aggression against Ukraine – One Year On
Today, the 24th of February, marks one year since the launch of Russia’s full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine. On this occasion, the international community has come together to show solidarit...
January 09. 2023 /
Iceland ratifies the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education
On December 5, 2022, Iceland and Andorra ratified the UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, thus becoming the 19th and ...
December 30. 2022 /
Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy 2023-2027
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has published Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy for the period 2023-2027. The MTDMS is presented on the basis of the fiscal plan, in accordance with Art...
December 22. 2022 /
EUIPO’s Grand Board rules in favour of Iceland
The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Grand Board of Appeal has rejected all of the requests of the British retail chain Iceland Foods Ltd regarding the use of the word mark Iceland. The c...
December 12. 2022 /
Nine tons of Icelandic warmth headed for Ukraine
Nine tons of Icelandic warmth were aboard a Canadian military transport aircraft that left Keflavik Airport headed for Ukraine today. The cargo consists of winter equipment for the armed forces and th...
December 01. 2022 /
Opening of an Icelandic Embassy in Warsaw
Iceland opened a new embassy today in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Arkadiusz Mularczyk, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, at...
November 24. 2022 /
Human Rights Council adopts resolution on the human rights situation in Iran
Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution tabled by Iceland and Germany to set up an international independent fact-finding mission to investigate ongoing human rights violat...
November 24. 2022 /
Better Access and More Efficient Processing of Official Documents Priorities for International Specialists in Iceland
Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, hosted a workshop earlier this week where attendees discussed opportunities for improve...
November 23. 2022 /
Joint Statement by the Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group
Oslo, Norway, 23 November 2022 Today, representatives of the Northern Group – comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the...
November 22. 2022 /
Joint statement by the Ministers of Defence of NORDEFCO
The Nordic Ministers of Defence and representatives met in Oslo today to discuss the grave security situation in Europe, the war in Ukraine, Nordic defence cooperation and the incoming Finnish and Swe...
November 11. 2022 /
Joint statement by JEF Defence Ministers
Defence Ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) met in Edinburgh on 9-10 November. During the Ministerial, the security situation in Europe, support to Ukraine and collective approaches to se...
November 10. 2022 /
Financing for Gender Equality
Today the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs met with Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women, who is in Iceland for the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders. The Minister and the Exec...
November 09. 2022 /
Iceland takes over the Presidency of the Council of Europe
Iceland took formally over the Presidency of the Council of Europe from Ireland today at a meeting of the Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg. This is the third time Iceland assumes the Presidency o...
November 09. 2022 /
Open presentation on grants from the Development Fund for Immigration Issues
On Friday, 11 November, the Immigration Council will host an open presentation on the Development Fund for Immigration Issues, and the application process, this year’s focus points and the Fund’s...
November 07. 2022 /
Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe held in Iceland
The fourth Summit in the history of the Council of Europe will be held in Iceland on May 16-17, 2023. The Prime Minister of Iceland and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland today announced...
November 03. 2022 /
Iceland’s Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2023
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has presented the programme for the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers for 2023. The Prime Minister presented the one-year Presidency programme ...