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Decrease To Maximum Speeds On More Streets In Reykjavík

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There are plans to increase the number of streets in the city with a 30kph speed limit, RÚV reports. The…

What Are Icelanders Talking About? The Continuing Saga Continues

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One of the most talked about stories in the Icelandic press right now is the shooting of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur…

In Wake Of Shooting, Icelanders Reflect On Discourse

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Iceland is not a country known for political violence. Typically, the most heated event to unfold in any political sphere…

Mayor Of Reykjavik Not Convinced By Bridge Project Idea

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Dagur B. Eggertsson, the Mayor of Reykjavik, has shown concerns about recent plans to make a bridge connecting Holtavegur and…

Has Decided Not To Tell People To “Go F*ck Themselves” In Public Discussions

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A member of Parliament for the Left-Greens has taken a public stance about political discourse, drawing a connection between verbal…

Two Suspects Arrested, One In Custody, In Connection With Shooting Of Mayor’s Car

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One suspect is currently in custody in connection with the shooting of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson’s family car, Vísir…

Vice Councilman Criticised For Response To Shots Fired At Mayor’s Car

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A vice councilman for the Independence Party is facing strong criticism for a since-deleted Facebook post he made implying that…

Reykjavik Mayor’s Car Shot At

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The car of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson was damaged, RÚV reports, when it sustained gunfire last week. It is…

Iceland Plans How To Vaccinate The Country Against Coronavirus

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Like many other countries in the world, Iceland has its sights set on getting a coronavirus vaccine in the first…

City Of Reykjavík Buys Sex Toy Shop, Will Turn It Into Playschool

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Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson announced on Twitter yesterday that city council has approved the purchase of two properties…

Damning Report Describes Terrible Conditions In Care Home

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A damning report has come out describing the terrible conditions residents were kept in at the Arnarholt shelter in Kjalarnes,…

Culture Night Canceled Due To COVID-19

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases in Iceland, Culture Night in Reykjavík has been canceled this year….

Garðabær And Seltjarnarnes Residents Most Opposed To Borgarlína Bus Line

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Strætó’s proposed Borgarlína (City Line) system still enjoys significant support, according to a survey conducted by Zenter for Fréttablaðið, Vísir…

Growing Calls For Reform Following House Fire That Killed Three Polish Workers

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Urgent calls for legislative change are growing in the wake of a house fire on Bræðraborgarstígur 1 that killed three…

Council’s New Green Plan Aims For A Carbon-Neutral Reykjavík

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Environmentalists’ dreams of a carbon-neutral Reykjavík are one step closer to reality with the introduction of a “green plan” for…

Hundreds Queue At Midnight To Celebrate Public Pools Re-opening

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Public swimming pools in Reykjavik re-opened last night after almost two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds…

COVID-19 In Iceland: Positive Trends Continue, Gender Imbalance Revealed

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No new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Iceland yesterday, April 26th. This is the second day since February that no…

Overflowing Trash Cans Side Effect Of Wages Dispute With Reykjavik

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You may have noticed that city-owned trash cans in downtown Reykjavík are overflowing, in some cases with trash piling up…

Talks Between Reykjavik City And Union Break Down, Strike To Continue

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Representatives of the labour union Efling met with representatives of the City of Reykjavík for the third time last Tuesday…

Strike For Reykjavík City Workers In Efling Labour Union Begins Today

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The ongoing labour dispute between Reykjavík City workers within the labour union Efling and the city itself continues, as strikes…

Majority Of Reykjavik City Workers Vote In Favour Of Strikes

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With a record-breaking voter turnout of 59.2%, 95.5% of Reykjavík City workers within the labour union Efling have voted in…