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What Are Icelanders Talking About? – All The Headlines That Nobody Reads Further Than

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Boy do we have a surprise for you: the big story this past month has been the coronavirus pandemic. A…

Ask An Expert: Why Are There So Few Immigrants In Parliament?

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Iceland’s immigrant population—which includes those who are now citizens, capable of voting in parliamentary elections—is over 15%, but this is…

Iceland’s Political Parties: Who Are These People?

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As we regularly report on polls reflecting voter support for Iceland’s political parties, and as elections are coming up this…

Parliamentary Poll On Reykjavík Area: Progressives Out In Reykjavík, Socialists In

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Polling conducted by Maskína for Stöð 2, Vísir and Bylgjan on the three capital area voting districts—Reykjavík North, Reykjavík South…

Controversy Surrounding Proposed Highlands National Park

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The Highlands of Iceland is one of the largest undeveloped areas in all of Europe, covering some 40,000 square kilometres…

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…

Teigsskógur Forest In Jeopardy Due To Road Construction

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Reykhólahreppur has been waiting for a new road for decades, as the current gravel roads are both worn and time-consuming….

City Councillor Vigdís Hauksdóttir Accused Of Bullying: “This Is War”

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Reykjavík city councilperson and municipal chair of the Centre Party Vigdís Hauksdóttir has been accused of bullying her Chief of…

Iceland Gets Closer To Lowering Voting Age From 18 To 16

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A bill which would lower the voting age has considerable multipartisan support, including MPs from the ruling coalition, and the…

Our Most And Least Favourite News Stories Of 2018

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2018 feels like it has lasted about five years, mostly due to the never-ending news cycle of madness coming out…

Bill To Lower Voting Age To 16 In Iceland Submitted Again

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A bill that would lower the voting age for municipal elections from 18 to 16 has been submitted to Parliament…

The Money Faucet: Overspending In Reykjavík City Council

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In a capitalist society, budget deficits are a common part of government expenditure. Projects slated for next year go beyond…

Songs Of The Dammed: Hvalárvirkjun And The Future Of Árneshreppur

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When people talk about Iceland’s economic boom days, they are largely referring to the greater Reykjavík area. Roads are repaired…

Árneshreppur Proves Capitalism And Democracy Don’t Mix

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As the whole country watched the election results last week, safely half the country was only concerned about the results…

Reykjavik Elections: Same Choices, New Faces

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We put a lot into covering the run-up to last month’s municipal elections. There was certainly a lot to be…

Official Coalition Talks Begin In Reykjavik, But No Mayor Yet

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Formal talks have officially begun in Reykjavík between the parties from the standing coalition and the Reform Party, RÚV reports….

Reykjavik Coalition Talks Going Forward, Without The Socialists

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In the wake of Reykjavík municipal elections, numerous parties are having informal talks about what the next majority for Iceland’s…

Monday News Edit: What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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As we move towards the warmth of June, we also ponder what has been on Icelanders’ minds of late, besides…

Racist Party In Iceland Breaks Historic Electoral Record

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During last weekend’s municipal elections the Icelandic National Front broke a local record by winning the fewest votes in the…

Number Of Women Voted Into City Councils In Iceland Never Higher

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Quite a few interesting things happened during last weekend’s municipal elections, including a notable increase in the number of women…

Reykjavik Elections: Conservatives Come Out Ahead, Socialist Wins Seat

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The Independence Party won the most seats last night in Reykjavík municipal elections, but what shape the next City Council…