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  • February 27. 2014 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    Local Government Elections 31 May 2014

    The right to vote Under the Local Government Elections Act, all persons in the following categories who were born on or before 31 May 1996 have the right to vote in the local government elections on 3...


  • February 25. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Parliamentary proposal on withdrawal of Iceland's EU application

    A proposal has been put forward in Parliament on the withdrawal of Iceland‘s application for accession to the European Union and on entrusting the Government with strengthening cooperation with the EU...


  • February 24. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister deplores signing of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, deplores that the President of Uganda has signed an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which further criminalizes homosexuality and makes it punis...


  • February 21. 2014 Ministry of Health

    Policy on alcohol and drug prevention, 2020

    The Minister of Health has approved a policy until 2020 on alcohol and drug prevention. Quantifiable targets will be defined on the basis of this policy and a plan of action will be drawn up to work t...


  • February 20. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Alarm at the situation in Ukraine

    Iceland joins other participating States of the OSCE, including member states of the European Union, in expressing alarm at the situation in Ukraine, condemning the violence and calling for de-escal...


  • February 18. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Assessment of the status of EU accession negotiations

    Having been tasked by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in October last year to produce a report on the assessment of the status of accession negotiations between Iceland and the European Union and d...


  • February 13. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    No Legal or Scientific Basis for Pelly Amendment Certification of Iceland by the US Department of Interior

    Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland, has expressed disappointment with the Pelly Amendment certification of Iceland by the US Department of Interior due to Icel...


  • February 12. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Joint meeting of Nordic Foreign and Defence Ministers in Keflavík

    The Nordic Foreign and Defence Ministers met today in Keflavík, Iceland, where the joint Nordic air defence exercise Iceland Air Meet 2014 is taking place – a strong manifestation of Nordic defenc...


  • February 08. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Iceland declares disappointment with the results of the mackerel negotiations

    Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson Iceland´s Minister of Fisheries has expressed disappointment that negotiations on mackerel between the Coastal States in London this week have not resulted in an agreement be...


  • January 31. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Mackerel Negotiations ended without an agreement

    Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson Iceland´s Minister of Fisheries has expressed great dissapointment that negotiations on mackerel between the Coastal States in Bergen this week have not resulted in an agreeme...


  • January 30. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Parliament adopts Iceland-China Free Trade Agreement

    The Parliament of Iceland has adopted a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iceland and China, the first FTA signed between China and a European country. Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson put the...


  • January 29. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Almost all Greenland sharks caught on Icelandic fishing grounds are by-catch in fishery for other species. 

    The only large shark utilised for human consumption in Iceland is Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), which is according to IUCN listing not vulnerable or endangered. Almost all Greenland shark...


  • January 28. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Arctic studies

    The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Fulbright Commission have signed an agreement to set up a Fulbright scholar grant in Arctic Studies. Through this agreement the Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...


  • January 22. 2014 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Orkustofnun grants a third licence in the Dreki Area

    The licence is granted to CNOOC Iceland ehf. as operator with 60 % share, Eykon Energy ehf with 15 % share and Petoro Iceland AS with 25 % share. CNOOC Iceland ehf. is a daughter company of CNOOC In...


  • January 14. 2014 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January-November 2013

    Statistics for Treasury finances for January-November 2013 are now available. Treasury finances January-November 2013 (PDF 50 KB)


  • January 08. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Nordic Playlist: The new path to Nordic music

    A new online platform compiling the most influential and cutting edge music from the Nordic countries was launched this week on the web. Nordic Playlist makes it easy to discover and stay updated ...


  • January 08. 2014 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Nordic solidarity in a changing world

    In our increasingly interdependent world all of us are affected by climate change and other global developments that have brought new challenges and opportunities. Based on many studies, the Nordic co...

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