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  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January-October 2014

    Statistics for Treasury finances for January - October 2014 are now available. Treasury finances January-October 2014


  • Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    A new Minister of the Interior

    The new Minister came to the Ministry offices after the State Council meeting, whereupon she took the helm from outgoing Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir and then met with Ministry staff. Curri...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Important step in capital account liberalisation

    The Icelandic authorities will not approve the LBI hf. winding-up committee's request for exemptions from the capital controls, submitted with a letter dated 12 June 2014. It is not agreed that the bo...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    FATCA agreement between Iceland and the United States 

    Iceland has reached an agreement in substance with the United States on the terms of a Model 1 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and has co...


  • Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Iceland – All Year-round

    Iceland – All Year-round (Ísland – allt árið) is a marketing initiative that aims to even seasonality in tourism and increase profitability from the industry in Iceland. The initiative aims at a...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland concludes eight bilateral air services agreements

    Iceland participated along with 77 states in the busy Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2014) organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), on 17 – 21 November in Bali, Indonesi...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    EFTA Court advisory opinion delivered

    The following is a joint press release from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Financial Supervisory Authority, and Central Bank of Iceland concerning the advisory opinion of the EFTA Court...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Brazil, US on the agenda during EFTA Ministerial

    Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson Minister for Foreign Affairs participated in the biannual Ministerial meeting of the European Free Trade Association, EFTA, in Geneva on 17 November.  The Ministers took ...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland and Japan have much in common

    Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson met with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo, during his Japan visit 10- 13 November. The ministers discussed the successful relations of the tw...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    2015 - Fiscal budget information

    Information regarding the 2015 fiscal budget Treasury Budget Proposal 2015 - Press release Treasury Budget Proposal 2015 information (PDF, 1,83 MB) Table 1, Treasury Operating Statement 2012-2015&#...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Improved equity and debt position of 56,000 households

    The Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, together with the project management team of the principal reduction actions, today announced the outcome of the government's Debt ...


  • Prime Minister's Office

    Improved equity and debt position of 56,000 households

    The Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, together with the project management team of the principal reduction actions, today announced the outcome of the government's Debt...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury finances January-September 2014

    Statistics for Treasury finances for January - September 2014 are now available. Treasury finances January-September 2014


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson new Permanent Secretary of State

    Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, has appointed Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson as Permanent Secretary of State, from 1 November. Einar Gunnarsson, who has served in the posit...


  • Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Continued impasse on Mackerel

    Annual consultations between the Coastal States on the management of the mackerel stock in the North-East Atlantic were held in London on 21-23 October 2014. The scientific advice from ICES on t...


  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Meeting of the Financial Stability Council

    The first meeting of the Financial Stability Council was held in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. The Financial Stability Council is the authorities' offic...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    International conference on gender equality in the Arctic

    An international conference on Gender Equality in the Arctic will be held in Akureyri, Iceland 30-31 October 2014. The conference will broadly focus on the living condition of women and men thr...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland supports international measures against ISIS

    Iceland supports international measures which aim at defeating the terrorist organisation ISIS. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, says that robust action is needed to end the crue...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland's guardians meet in Reykjavik

    Over 130 Honorary Consuls of Iceland from 57 countries are attending a consular conference in Reykjavik, hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. The purpose of the conference is to st...


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Changing the discourse between men on gender equality

    During his UN General Assembly address earlier this week, Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced the Barbershop Conference in January 2015, an initiative that Iceland has taken with Surinam...

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