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  • May 16. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Minutes of the meeting of the Financial Stability Council on March 20 2018

    Meeting held at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs In attendance were: Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, chairman; Már Guðmundsson, Governor of the Central Bank ...


  • May 15. 2018 Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Statement on Responsible Fisheries in Iceland

    STATEMENT ON RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES IN ICELAND This statement is presented by several responsible parties in the Icelandic fishing industry, the minister of fisheries, the Marine Research Institute, th...


  • May 15. 2018

    Reykjavik Declaration on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem

    1. The Reykjavik Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem was held in Reykjavik, Iceland from 1 to 4 October 2001 at the kind invitation of the Government of Iceland. It was jointl...


  • April 30. 2018

    Ragnar Kjartansson at National Museum Cardiff

    Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson returns to Wales to present a new performance piece, "The Sky in a Room". The performance will see a series of revolving organists performing the 1959 hit song “Il ...


  • April 27. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Progress of the Plan for Removal of Capital Controls

    The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs today published a report on the progress of plans to remove restrictions on cross-border capital movements and foreign currency trading. The minister shal...


  • April 13. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Second meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2018

    The second meeting of the Financial Stability Council was held on Tuesday March 20 with a continuation on April 13. The meeting discussed the risk in the financial system which is still considered m...


  • April 06. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Absentee voting for local elections on May 26, 2018 has begun

    The polling stations abroad are all of the diplomatic missions of Iceland, i.e. Embassies, Permanent Missions (except the Permanent Mission to NATO in Brussels), and General Consulates, along with the...


  • April 04. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Fiscal plan 2019-2023 Improved social infrastructure, lower taxes and and better public services

    The first Fiscal Strategy Plan of the coalition Government formed by the Left-Green Movement, the Independence Party, and the Progressive Party, reflects the Government’s commitment to ensure that soc...


  • March 26. 2018 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland takes diplomatic measures against Russia

    The government of Iceland has decided to stand in solidarity with the United Kingdom and other western states and join in their coordinated response to the chemical attack in Salisbury in England earl...


  • March 26. 2018

    Facts about Down's syndrome and pre-natal screening in Iceland

    The Icelandic Ministry of Welfare has issued the following press release, correcting misleading information concerning the birth of children in Iceland with Down's syndrome: The Icelandic Ministry of...


  • March 13. 2018 Ministry of Welfare

    Educational attainment of women and men differs by region

    More than half of women aged 25–64 had tertiary education compared with just over third of men at the same age in 2017. Around 56% of women and 43% of men in the capital region had tertiary education ...


  • March 13. 2018 Ministry of Welfare

    The leaflet Women and Men in Iceland 2018

    Statistics Iceland has published the leaflet Women and Men in Iceland 2018 in cooperation with the Centre for Gender Equality and The Ministry of Welfare. The leaflet has information on the status of ...


  • March 07. 2018 Ministry of Welfare

    The gender pay gap narrows

    Statistics Iceland’s analysis on the gender pay gap, in cooperation with an action group on equal pay appointed by the government and the social partners, shows a narrowing gender pay gap during the p...


  • February 23. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury sells 13% stake in Arion Bank to Kaupskil

    The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has, upon consultation with the Government and the Ministerial Committee on Economic Affairs and Financial System Restructuring, agreed to Icelandic State ...


  • February 19. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Minutes of the meeting of the Financial Stability Council on January 18 2018

    Meeting held at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs In attendance were: Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, chairman; Már Guðmundsson, Governor of the Central Bank ...


  • February 07. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Bill of legislation amending the Act on Financial Undertakings in response to ESA comments

    The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) published a press release today regarding its reasoned opinion that the Icelandic authorities have not adequately incorporated three provisions of Council Direct...


  • January 30. 2018 Ministry of Welfare

    Questions and Answers on equal pay certification

    A bill of law (amendments to the Gender Equality Act No. 10/2008) was passed by the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) with a vast majority on June 1st 2017 and came into force on January 1st 2018. Compa...


  • January 29. 2018 Ministry of Welfare

    Dental care free of charge for all children from 1 January

    All children under 18 years of age are entitled to free dental care under an agreement concluded between Icelandic Health Insurance and the Dentists’ Association of Iceland. To be eligible, children m...


  • January 19. 2018 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    First meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2018

    The first meeting of the Financial Stability Council in 2018 was held on Thursday 18 January at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. On the whole, risks in the financial system are relativel...


  • January 18. 2018 Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    Traffic Safety

    The transport authorities prioritize their resources in ensuring highest possible level of transport safety. Safety plans for all transport sectors are an element in achieving this. It is also importa...

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