08.03.2010

Reykjavik University opens an international summer school for the first time

Reykjavík University is opening a summer school for the first time. Ten courses will be offered at the graduate level, starting this June. The programme is geared towards international students and all classes will be taught in English.
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15.01.2010

Guest studio for visual artists in Reykjavík Iceland open for applications

Guest studio for visual artists in Reykjavík Iceland open for applications SÍM - The Icelandic Association of Visual Artist runs 2 residency apartments situated in 2 different places in Reykjavík. The residencies are applicable for Icelandic and foreign artists and the length of the stay is 1 -3 month. The Apartment / studio is now open for applications for the period July through December 2010.
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07.01.2010

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insur

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insur The Government of Iceland has decided to hold a national referendum on the so-called Icesave legislation, following broad consultations with both coalition and opposition parties as well as employers' associations and labor unions. The referendum is expected to take place late February.
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07.01.2010

The Government committed to the Economic Program

The Government committed to the Economic Program The President of Iceland has declined to sign a law authorising a state guarantee for repayment of loans provided by the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund, intended to cover payment of the minimum deposit guarantees to depositors in the UK and Netherlands branches of the failed Landsbanki Íslands hf. Despite the President's decision, the government of Iceland remains fully committed to implementing the bilateral loan agreements and thus the state guarantee provided for by the law.

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17.11.2009

Save the Date

Save the Date HönnunarMars 2010 verður haldinn dagana 18.- 21. mars. Dagskrá HönnunarMarsins verður spennandi og glæsileg en fjöldi viðburða, áhugaverðra fyrirlestra og sýninga munu endurspegla fjölbreytileika íslenskrar hönnunar.
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03.03.2009

Nordic commitment to green growth

Nordic commitment to green growth "The Nordic countries have every opportunity to be world leaders in innovative and climate-friendly energy. Investments in environmental technology and the sustainable use of energy resources will also create positive opportunities for growth," the Icelandic Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, told a press conference held by the Nordic prime ministers on Thursday.
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27.02.2009

Prime ministers unanimous in support of Iceland

Prime ministers unanimous in support of Iceland The Nordic prime ministers fully support Iceland and are committed to helping the country out of its economic crisis, they told a press conference at the Blue Lagoon after their meeting on Thursday during the two-day Nordic Globalisation Forum.
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26.02.2009

The Canada - EFTA Free Trade Agreement promotional tour

The Canada - EFTA Free Trade Agreement promotional tour The Canada - EFTA Free Trade Agreement starts its promotional tour across Canada this week.
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26.02.2009

Iceland will honor its obligations - Interview with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister for Business Affairs

Iceland will honor its obligations - Interview with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister for Business Affairs Gylfi Magnússon, Iceland's Minister for Business Affairs, reiterates in an Interview with the German newspaper, die Welt, that the Icelandic Government will honour its legal obligations abroad; the assets of Kaupthing Edge in Germany will almost certainly be sufficient for paying off depositors.
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05.02.2009

Icelandic designer wins Forum Aid Prize

Icelandic designer wins Forum Aid Prize

"The Icelandic Designer Katrín Ólína was handed over the Forum Aid Prize earlier this week for her Cristal Bar interior design in Hong Kong. The Forum Aid Prize is among the most renowned within design and architecture.

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03.02.2009

Exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland

Please find information on the Exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland at the following website:
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03.02.2009

New Icelandic Government formed

New Icelandic Government formed A Government of the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement took office on February 1, 2009.
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03.02.2009

La formation d'un nouveau gouvernement

La formation d'un nouveau gouvernement Le nouveau gouvernement est formé par une coalition réunissant l’Allliance sociale-démocrate (ASD) et le Parti Gauche-Vert (GV).
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23.01.2009

Gourmet Iceland, your gastronomic guide to Iceland

Gourmet Iceland, your gastronomic guide to Iceland

The Icelandic Tourist Board has launched a new website. Gourmet Iceland, your gastronomic guide to Iceland.

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24.10.2008

The Global Liquidity Crisis and the Economic Turmoil in Iceland

As a modern globalised economy and an active participant in EU´s single market, Iceland was among the first to become seriously hit in this unprecedented financial crisis.

The global financial crisis has hit Icelandic families hard, many have lost their lifesavings and others are at risk of losing their homes. Ordinary Icelanders are now faced with bleak economic prospects even though they were not responsible for the banking crisis: inflation is in the double-digits, external debt is increasing, and unemployment is rising.

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24.10.2008

Business as Usual

From the Icelandic Tourist Board: While Iceland and most other countries are currently dealing with a serious financial crisis, business in Iceland is being conducted as usual. All services - including banking services – are functioning as on any other day.
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24.10.2008

Authentication of Canadian documents to be used in Iceland

Please note that in order for a Canadian document to have the intended legal effect in Iceland it must be legalized in the following manner
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24.10.2008

Information center for the public, businesses and the media

Due to the special circumstances on the Icelandic financial markets the Government of Icelandic has decided to open an information center for the public, businesses and the media, both in Iceland and abroad.The purpose of the center is to receive enquiries by telephone or email, addressed to the Icelandic authorities regarding the current circumstances.
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26.09.2008

Concert by Óperukór Hafnarfjarðar

Concert by Óperukór Hafnarfjarðar The Embassy of Iceland and the Friends of Iceland present a concert by "Óperukór Hafnarfjarðar" the Icelandic Hafnarfjörður Opera Chorus at the First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Avenue on Tuesday September 30 at 7:30 pm.
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26.09.2008

Ambassador Sigríður Anna Þórðardóttir takes office

Ambassador Sigríður Anna Þórðardóttir takes office On September 15 2008 Ambassador Sigríður Anna Þórðardóttir presented her credentials to Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. Ambassador Þórðardóttir is the first woman to serve as an ambassador to Canada since the establishment of the embassy in 2001.
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