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RVK Newscast 185: Magma Building At Eldvörp

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Welcome back to RVK Newscast! Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief of the Reykjavík Grapevine, is back on the Reykjanes peninsula to report…

“Cat Party” Fails To Win Seat On Akureyri Town Council

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While a lot of the focus of last Saturday’s municipal elections has been on Reykjavík’s uncertain future, some striking elections…

Reykjavík Elections: Big Changes, Uncertain Future

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The results of municipal elections across Iceland last Saturday showed significant gains for the Progressive Party in many municipalities, and…

RVK Newscast 184: Pussy Riot In Iceland

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It’s RVK Newscast time! Editor-in-chief of The Reykjavík Grapevine Valur Grettisson is in downtown Reykjavík to go over the latest…

RVK Newscast 183: Cat Party And Zelensky Speaks In World’s Oldest Parliament

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Hello and welcome back to RVK Newscast. In this episode, Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief of The Reykjavík Grapevine, brings you around…

Poll: Pirates May Double City Council Seats, Conservatives Halved

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According to a poll conducted by Prósent for Fréttablaðið from May 5th through 9th, this Saturday’s municipal elections could show…

The Icelandic Roundup: Cats Running For Town Council And Independence Party in Trouble

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On this week’s episode of The Icelandic Roundup, Grapevine editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson and culture editor Josie Anne Gaitens were joined…

Icelandic Tenants Association “Demands Answers” From Electoral Candidates

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The Tenants’ Association in Iceland says that the local elections in 2022 will most likely revolve around an emergency situation…

“Cat Party” Polling High Enough To Win Seat On Akureyri Town Council

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The University of Akureyri Research Centre (RHA) has released a new poll which asked Akureyri residents who they would vote…

The Independence Party Could Lose Three Representatives

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The Independence Party’s support decreased by five percentage points between months, according to a new survey by Maskína, Visír reports. …

Independence Party Offers “Freedom Burgers”; Art School Says No Thanks

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With municipal elections coming up on May 14th, the different parties in the running in Reykjavík are trying different strategies…

What Are Icelanders Talking About? Municipal Elections, Akureyri, And The Cat Ban

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Municipal elections are coming up on May 14th, and for those of us in Reykjavík, recent polling has shown that…

Grapevine Event Picks: Radical May And Loads of Art

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This week we’ve got a bumper arts edition of the events roundup for you! But if you prefer music and…

Reykjavík Elections Poll: Independence Party Losses Are Progressive Party’s Gains

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A new poll from Prósent shows some significant movement in party support from the 2018 city council elections in Reykjavík….

New Poll: Government Fallen, Large Swings In Party Support

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A new poll conducted by Prósent for Fréttablaðið shows that if elections were held today, the current ruling coalition–led by…

Akureyri Forbids Free Movement Of Cats At Night

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The free movement of cats at night is will be forbidden in Akureyri in 2023, RÚV reports. The Akureyri City…

RVK Newscast 181: Election Fever On The Streets

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On today’s RVK Newscast, editor-in-chief, Valur Grettisson is out getting heckled on the streets of Reykjavík! Election season has started…

RVK Newscast 180: First Day Of Summer!

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Happy first day of summer! Reykjavík Grapevine’s Culture Editor, Josie Anne, is in Laugardalur to find out why exactly Icelanders…

Why Should You Vote? Find Out Tomorrow!

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As a foreigner in Iceland, you might be aware that you can vote in municipal elections, even if you’re not…

Regulations Relaxed For Foreigners Voting In Municipal Elections

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While you still have to be a citizen to vote in parliamentary elections, the rules on foreigners voting in municipal…

The Icelandic Roundup: Election Season Starts

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Welcome to The Icelandic Roundup from The Reykjavík Grapevine. Today, Editor-In-Chief, Valur Grettisson, and Culture Editor, Josie Anne Gaitens discuss…