The Ministry of the Interior has formed a special group tasked with dealing with tips and complaints about corruption.
The ministry announced that the group will specifically deal with cases of bribery and corruption in Iceland. They will do this by not only accepting tips or reports of these things, but also by providing the government with advice on how to deal with them.
The group chairperson is Sveinn Helgason, who was appointed by the Interior Ministry. Other members of the group are Ása Ögmundsdóttir, nominated by the Finance Ministry; Sigurbjörg Stella Guðmundsdóttir, nominated by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation; Helgi Magnús Gunnarsson, nominated by the State Prosecutor; Jón Ólafsson, nominated by the anti-corruption group Gagnsæi and Þórdís Ingadóttir, nominated by the Judicial Committee.
The group’s formation is a response to criticism from international organisations that the Icelandic government is not showing they are doing enough to fight corruption – points that have been raised by the OECD and GRECO alike.