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Judge, Jury And Executive: How Our Former Justice Minister Inadvertently Ended Her Post

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Iceland got a new justice minister this month, after a dramatic ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)…

Information Is Never Neutral: The Editor Of Wikileaks Breaks His Silence

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“If you’re not a radical journalist, you’re not a journalist,” Kristinn tells us near the beginning of our interview. “You’re…

Polls: Centre Party Keeps Sinking, Progressives Rise Up

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The Centre Party, currently in the middle of a political scandal, continue to lose support, while the Progressive Party made…

Cruising or Crashing? Iceland’s Economy in 2019

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This year marked the tenth anniversary of the country’s economic collapse, bringing unprecedented attention to Iceland. The tourist salvation is…

13 Days Of Grapemas: Coocoos Nest

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In Iceland, Christmas is a little wacky. Instead of one Santa, we have thirteen. And rather than being a jolly…

Former Reykjavik Councilperson Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

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Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, a former Reykjavík City Councilperson for the Independence Party, has been found guilty of money laundering in…

Editorial: What We Do In The Shadows

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Icelandic society has been shocked and outraged because of an unprecedented leak wherein five MP’s were recorded talking trash about,…

Failed Icelandic Bank Linked to Manchester City Scandal

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An investigation by German magazine Der Spiegel shows that a subsidiary of a failed Icelandic bank was deeply involved in…

Get Your Mind Blown: Reykjavík Arts Festival Picks

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Reykjavík Arts Festival is here once more to take over the city with openings, exhibitions, music, and all flavours of…

Municipal Elections 2018: Reykjavík Is Boring

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Municipal elections are a great opportunity for immigrants to participate more in the democratic process. You don’t need to be…

New GRECO Report Evaluates Iceland’s Response Against Corruption In Politics

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In a report published yesterday by the Council of Europe, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) criticised Iceland for not…

Radical Social Space Andrými Organises Fundraiser

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Radical social space Andrými, located on the 2nd floor of Iðnó, will soon be changing location. The group is therefore…

High Rollers: The Wacky World Of Icelandic Finance

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When the Panama Papers leak broke last year, then-Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson wasn’t the only Icelander revealed to be…

Time Capsule: Austurvöllur Square

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Austurvöllur Square has been a public gathering space for Icelanders since the 1930s. Though the Square is now home to…

See You This Time Next Year! – Crises, Early Elections & Crises Again

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The time between the collapse of Iceland’s government and election day, while technically only being a little over a month…

Elections ’17: Left-Greens Get Mandate To Form Iceland’s Next Government

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Formal 4-party talks will now begin for forming Iceland’s next ruling coalition, with Left-Green chair Katrín Jakobsdóttir as the new…

Elections ’17: Iceland May Get 4-Party Left-To-Centre Government

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RÚV reports that Left-Green chair Katrín Jakobsdóttir will be meeting with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at 16:00 today. Sources believe…

Elections ’17: Five-Party Coalition Possibly In The Works

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Left-Green chair Katrín Jakobsdóttir may be Iceland’s next Prime Minister, if current five-party coalition talks go as well as hoped….

Elections ’17: Who Are Iceland’s Political Parties & Who Will Lead Next?

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As the results of the elections last Saturday reflect, there is no clear majority for a traditional two-party coalition. This…

American Style: Iceland’s Elections Get Farcical

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Election season in Iceland always has a certain element of silliness. Campaign adverts can be cringe-inducingly bad; the “debates” are…

Poseidon Has Left The Building: New Documentary ‘Atlantis, Iceland’ Sinks

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Music documentaries about Iceland have had a fairly spotty past, and their titles are often met with extended groans, so…