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  • September 11. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland reinforces its participation in NATO

    Iceland reinforces its participation in NATO5.9. 2014The NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, concluded this afternoon. Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsso...


  • September 10. 2014 Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland reinforces its participation in NATO

    Iceland reinforces its participation in NATO5.9. 2014The NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, concluded this afternoon. Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsso...


  • September 04. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Situation in Ukraine discussed at NATO summit

    The NATO summit commenced today in Wales, Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minster Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson attend the meeting. The situation in Ukraine is on the agenda and ...


  • September 04. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Arctic Economic Council established

    The Arctic Economic Council was formally established at its founding meeting September 2-3 in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Representatives from the business sectors of all eight Arctic Council States a...


  • September 02. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Annual meeting of Hoyvik Council of Iceland and Faroe Islands

    At the annual meeting of the Hoyvik Council, held in Reykjavik today, Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Kaj Leo Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, discussed the operation of th...


  • August 28. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Positive results from the co-ordinated Nordic Mackerel Survey

    The marine research institutes of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway have issued a report on the annual co-ordinated mackerel trawl survey in the Nordic Seas which was conducted in July ...


  • August 14. 2014 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Government Accounts for 2013

    The results of Government Accounts for 2013 have now been published and the accounts forwarded to the Althingi. The outcome for 2013 is considerably better than anticipated. The current balance was n...


  • July 24. 2014 Prime Minister's Office

    Letter sent to the Prime Minister of Israel

    The Prime Minister of Iceland, Mr. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, has today sent the Prime Minister of Israel a letter outlining the Icelandic Government´s gravest concerns about the situation in Gaza ...


  • July 22. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Appeal to the UN Security Council to find a permanent solution in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

    During an open session of the UN Security Council in New York on the political situation in the Middle East, Iceland condemned both the Israeli Defence Force and Hamas and other militant organisations...


  • July 22. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister allocates Emergency Aid for Gaza

    Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has allocated 12 million ISK as Emergency Aid to two UN organisations that operate in Gaza due to the acute and deteriorating humanitarian situation the Gaza co...


  • July 18. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Statement on events in Ukraine 

    Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, expresses condolences to the families and friends of the people on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Eastern Ukraine....


  • July 15. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Minister Sveinsson meets with the President of Ukraine

    Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, met today with Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, and Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Kyiv. Minister Sveinsson is on a two day...


  • July 11. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    A report by Þórir Guðmundsson on development cooperation submitted

    Þórir Guðmundsson has submitted a report to Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the organisation of development cooperation, peacekeeping and humanitarian and emergency assistan...


  • July 10. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Land restoration to be part of new UN development agenda

    Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson hosted today a meeting of 23 states that are a part of the group of friends on desertification, land degradation and drought, founded last year by Iceland a...


  • July 10. 2014 Prime Minister's Office

    Agreement with Advisors to Work on Removal of Capital Controls

    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has, in consultation with the Ministerial Committee on Economic Affairs and the Steering Group on Removal of Capital Controls, reached an agreement with th...


  • July 03. 2014 Ministry of Justice

    Turning point in foreigners' affairs

    In recent years, strong emphasis has been placed on reviewing and reforming procedures for immigrants' issues, with particular attention to the rapid rise in applications for international protection....


  • June 27. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Catch Quotas in Icelandic waters in accordance with scientific advice

    The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, announced the total allowable catch for all stocks in Icelandic jurisdiction for next fishing season in Iceland today...


  • June 26. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister in China to promote trade

    Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is currently visiting China, accompanied by a trade delegation representing Icelandic Business and Industry. During the Minister‘s visit he will have meetings w...


  • June 26. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    NORWEGIAN-ICELANDIC JOINT STATEMENT ON NORWEGIAN SPRING-SPAWNING (ATLANTO-SCANDIAN) HERRING

    Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker and Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson met in Reykjavik 24-25 June 2014 and discussed i.a. the management of ...


  • June 24. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Presentation for EU Ambassadors 16 June 2014

    Introduction ·        Welcome to Iceland to those of you residing outside Iceland. ·        Pleasure for me to be with you all...

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