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  • April 12. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Tax Information Exchange Agreement with UAE signed

    A Tax Information Exchange Agreement, TIEA, between Iceland and the United Arab Emirates was signed today, thereby completing a joint Nordic campaign on agreements with low-tax jurisdictions, which be...


  • April 12. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Tax Information Exchange Agreement with UAE signed

    A Tax Information Exchange Agreement, TIEA, between Iceland and the United Arab Emirates was signed today, thereby completing a joint Nordic campaign on agreements with low-tax jurisdictions, which b...


  • April 08. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland's new Minister for Foreign Affairs

    A new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Lilja Alfredsdottir,  took office today, succeeding Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson who had held the position since  23 May 2013. Ms. Alfredsdottir has hel...


  • April 07. 2016 / Prime Minister's Office

    Government of Mr. Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson takes office

    Ten ministers will take seat in the Government, five from the Progressive Party, and five from the Independence Party. Two of the current ministries, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, and Ministr...


  • April 07. 2016 / Ministry of Social Affairs

    Workshop: Volunteer Organizations in Disaster at the Nordic House on April 25th 2016

    Volunteer Organizations in Disaster  at the Nordic House on April 25th.


  • April 06. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Iceland's participation in international actions to prevent tax evasion

    For years, the Icelandic authorities have placed emphasis on participating in collaboration aimed at preventing international tax evasion. The objective is to enhance transparency and increase the eff...


  • April 04. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Progress of the Plan for Removal of Capital Controls

    This report is published by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs as provided for in Act No. 16/2013 of the Althingi. Progress of the Plan for Removal of Capital Controls


  • April 04. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Re-Granting of Icelandic Citizenship

    The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration draws attention to the fact that the deadline for applying for the re-granting of Icelandic citizenship under the Interim Provision of the Icelandic Citiz...


  • April 01. 2016 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Fisheries in the Arctic: Lessons to be learned

    Presentation made by Dr. Grimur Valdimarsson at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromso, Norway 24-29th of January where he discussed what lessons can be learned from developing global fisheries as ...


  • March 30. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January 2016

    Statistics for Treasury finances for January 2016 are now available. Treasury finances January 2016


  • March 22. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    A summary of Minister Sveinsson's report to Althingi

    On 17 March Foreign Minister, Mr Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, presented his annual report on Foreign and International Affairs to Althingi, the Parliament of Iceland. A substantive summary of the report ...


  • March 17. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Minister presents annual report on Foreign and International Affairs to Parliament

    Today, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, presented his annual report on Foreign and International Affairs to Parliament and said that the past year had been especially eventful in ...


  • March 14. 2016 / Ministry of Justice

    Presidential Election 2016

    Under the Constitution of the Republic of Iceland, any person who has reached the age of 35 and who meets the requirements for being able to vote in elections to the Althingi (with the exception of th...


  • March 04. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January-December 2015

    Statistics for Treasury finances for January-December 2015 are now available. Treasury finances January-December 2015


  • February 17. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Information sheet on fighting bribery

    In light of increased emphasis put on fighting bribery in international business, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, has distributed an information s...


  • February 10. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    No talks on permanent stationing in Keflavik

    In light of a recent reports which state that the U.S. Navy is returning to Keflavík air base, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs wishes to clarify the following: There are no talks taking place betwe...


  • February 09. 2016 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Prime Minister Gunnlaugsson addresses the Supporting Syria & the Region conference in London

    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister, addressed a conference in London on Thursday, supporting Syria and it's neighbouring countries. The Prime Minister said Iceland plans to contribute ISK500...


  • February 09. 2016 / Ministry of Social Affairs

    Kick off in Turku/Åbo for the Finnish Presidency and a great drive for Nordic cross-sector cooperation

    Siv Friðleifsdóttir, chair of the Welfare Watch, presented the Icelandic and Nordic Welfare Watch at the conference where the main topic was "How can work, welfare and culture be combined?" Here you c...


  • January 26. 2016 / Ministry of Social Affairs

    Official website for Welfare consequences of financial crises

    An official website for the project Welfare consequences of financial crises has been launched, www.welfarecrisis.hi.is. The website includes information about the project, statistical information, re...


  • January 25. 2016 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    First meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2016

    The first meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2016 was held on Friday 22 January at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. The topic of the meeting was risk in the financial system. I...

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