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  • April 18. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Thordarson meets with Foreign Secretary Johnson

    Today Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson met with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in London to discuss ways to increase political cooperation and enhance strong trade...


  • April 12. 2017

    Barbershop at the Nordic house - Mobilizing Men and Boys for Gender Equality

    "Mobilizing Men and Boys for Gender Equality in the Baltic Sea Region" A Barbershop Conference focused on mobilizing men and boys for gender equality will be held at the Nordic House in Reykjavík on...


  • April 08. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    First meeting of the Financial Stability Council 2017

    The first meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2017 was held on Thursday 6 April at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. In mid-March, virtually all of the remaining capital cont...


  • April 05. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Republic of Iceland buys back 876.9 million of own bonds denominated in USD

    Republic of Iceland has purchased for cancellation nominal value of 876.9 million USD in the “ICELAND 5.875%” series due in 2022 (Reg S ISIN USX34650AA31 and 144A ISIN US451029AE22; Reg S CUSIP X34650...


  • March 31. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Fiscal Plan for 2018-2022

    The five-year fiscal plan is to be presented before Parliament today. In coming years, particular emphasis will be placed on infrastructure development and strengthening the social welfare system, inc...


  • March 30. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister and President meet with Russia's President Putin

    The President of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson, and Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, today had a meeting with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, in Archangelsk, where they ...


  • March 17. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    S&P Research Update Republic of Iceland Ratings Raised To 'A/A-1' OnLifting Of Capital Controls

    S&P has raised Republic of Iceland Ratings to 'A/A-1' on lifting of capital controls. Outlook is stable. S&P say:We believe that the recent lifting of most of the remaining capital • controls ...


  • March 17. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Moody‘s Investors Service, Issuer Comment on the Government of Iceland

    Today Moody‘s Investors Service issued a Comment on the Government of Iceland: Elimination of Capital Controls is Credit Positive for the Sovereign and the Financial Sector.  It can be accessed h...


  • March 12. 2017 / Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland Lifts Capital Controls

     Capital controls on individuals, firms, and pension funds lifted by the new Icelandic Government Central Bank expected to acquire a majority of króna held offshore The Government of Ic...


  • March 12. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Iceland Lifts Capital Controls

     Capital controls on individuals, firms, and pension funds lifted by the new Icelandic Government Central Bank expected to acquire a majority of króna held offshore The Government of Iceland to...


  • February 27. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Future Outlook on Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) the Icelandic Presidency of the CBSS welcomes you to the Symposium “A Future Outlook on Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region...


  • February 16. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    NATO members stand strong and united

    Earlier today NATO defence ministers concluded their meeting in Brussels where discussions focused on transatlantic relations, security challenges and increased defence preparedness in the Alliance's ...


  • February 01. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January-November 2016

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


  • January 31. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Icelandic Government expresses grave concerns

    This morning, Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson met in Reykjavík with US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Benjamin Ziff, and expressed the Icelandic Government's regrets and grave concerns reg...


  • January 17. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister meets with residing Ambassadors

    Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson met today with foreign ambassadors residing in Reykjvík and introduced the new government‘s priority foreign policy issues. During the meeting the Minister u...


  • January 13. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Fitch raises outlook to positive

    Fitch, the credit rating agency today issued its rating for Iceland. The prospects were upgraded to positive, whereas previously they were seen as stable. The long-term ratings in foreign and domestic...


  • January 13. 2017 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    S&P raises the credit rating of the Treasury to A-

    The credit rating agency Standard & Poor‘s today raised the credit rating of Iceland´s long-term foreign and local currency debt to A- from BBB+ with a stable outlook. The main reason for the incr...


  • January 11. 2017 / Prime Minister's Office

    New Icelandic Government - government of Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson takes office

    A Government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future has been formed and took office today. Eleven ministers will take seat in the Government, six from the Independence Party, t...


  • January 11. 2017 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New Foreign Minister takes office

    Today Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson took office as MInister for Foreign Affairs in the new Government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future, which has been formed and took offi...

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