06.12.2010

Study shows culture and creative industries as one of Iceland's biggest economic sectors

The study also shows that around 6% of the labour force is employed by the creative industries, which makes the creative class"one of the most populous in the country.
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22.09.2010

Translators in Residence / Travel Support for 2011

The Icelandic Literature Fund and The Writers' Union of Iceland accept applications for grants for translators of Icelandic literature. Applicants selected will be granted a two to four weeks stay in Gunnarshus in 2011.
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26.08.2010

Minister of Finance on the status and positive signs in Iceland's economy

Iceland's Minister of Finance, Steingrimur J. Sigfusson, discusses the status and positive signs to be seen in Iceland's economy in a new article, Rising from the Ruins.
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25.08.2010

Prime Minister of Iceland is one of Time's top 10 female leaders

Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland, is second on Time magazine's top ten list of female leaders in the world.
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19.08.2010

Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajökull and Aviation

International conference on the effects of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland on aviation. The conference is organized by Keilir Aviation Academy in cooperation with the President of Iceland, the Icelandic Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Administration, ISAVIA, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Institute of Earth Sciences at University of Iceland, Icelandair, ICAO, IATA, ATA, AEA, the US Embassy in Iceland and the Russian Federations Embassy in Iceland.
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18.08.2010

Nordic and Baltic Ministries, Central Banks and Supervisory Authorities sign Agreement on Financial Stability

A co-operation agreement on cross-border financial stability, crisis management and resolution between the finance ministries and other relevant ministries, central banks and financial supervisory authorities of the Nordic and Baltic countries has been signed. The agreement enhances preparedness to handle cross-border financial stability concerns in the financially integrated Nordic-Baltic region.

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17.08.2010

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
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20.07.2010

Harpa, Reykjavik concert hall and conference centre, will open on 4 May 2011

On 29 June 2010 Pétur J. Eiríksson, chairman of Portus announced that the official opening of Harpa concert hall and opening concert by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra would take place on 4 May 2011. The opening concert will be conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
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25.06.2010

'Iceland Inspires' Offers Music to the World

'Iceland Inspires' Offers Music to the World Taking place on July 1 at 8pm GMT in Iceland and lasting approximately three hours, and be a mix of live music with some broadcast on a big screen, Iceland Inspires will be a free concert to any lover of the eclectic line-up and will be streamed live around the world on www.inspiredbyiceland.com.
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20.05.2010

Midsummer concert featuring classical music from the Nordic countries on June 13

The concert is organized with the support of the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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29.04.2010

Icelandic Artists Jónsi and Jóhann Jóhannson in Montreal

Icelandic artists Jónsi (of famous Icelandic group Sigur Rós) and Jóhann Jóhannson in Montreal on May 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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16.04.2010

Volcanic Eruption in South Iceland - Key Information

The volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjallajokull in South Iceland is continuing but Icelandic civil protection authorities have the situation as regards public response fully under control.
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22.03.2010

Situation report on the volcanic eruption in Southern Iceland

Travelling restrictions remain in the area around where a volcanic eruption begun in Southern Iceland late Saturday night. Traffic on main roads has been reopened but travellers in the area are advised to exercise caution, follow instructions and not to enter restricted areas, which are marked.
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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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