08.02.2011

Stockholm Furniture Fair and Stockholm Design Week 7. - 13. February 2011

Explore the works of over 30 Icelandic designers at Stockholm Furniture Fair and Stockholm Design Week.
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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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26.10.2010

Ragga Gröndal Icelandic Folk Ensemble in WOMEX Friday the 29th.

Ragga Gröndal  Icelandic Folk Ensemble in WOMEX Friday the 29th.

Nordic Club (Studio 4) – DR Koncerthuset kl. 21:30-22:15

Still in her twenties, Ragnheiður Gröndal, also known as Ragga, has already released six albums, all bravely exploring the varied influences with which she grew up.

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15.10.2010

WOMEX in Copenhagen 27. - 30. October 2010

WOMEX in Copenhagen 27. - 30. October 2010

WOMEX is the world’s biggest world music event, hosting a trade fair with over 3,000 delegates from the entire globe and a fantastic showcase programme in DR’s Koncerthus – over 300 musicians from over 40 countries on 5 stages under one roof.

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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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31.08.2010

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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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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08.06.2010

Presentation of Credentials in Romania

Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson presented his credentials to Traian Basescu, the President of Romania, at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest on 12 April 2010.

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08.06.2010

Presentation of Credentials in Bulgaria

Presentation of Credentials in Bulgaria

Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson presented his credentials to Georgi Parvanov, the President of Bulgaria, in the Bulgarian Presidency in Sofia on 30 April 2010.

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19.04.2010

Volcanic Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull News Release: 18. April 2010, 17:00

As has been reported previously the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has affected air traffic in northern Europe. Keflavík Icelandic International Airport has nevertheless been open since the beginning of the eruption. Flights to Norway were allowed today and passengers are encouraged to monitor arrivals and departures times on text TV and on the websites of Icelandair and Icelandic Express. In total 1000 passagers flew from Keflavík to Trondheim today. Domestic flights in Iceland have continued more or less uninterrupted. Domestic passengers are also encouraged to monitor domestic flights today on text TV.
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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. The affected areas have been evacuated and damage has been limited to roads, bridges and other infrastructure that has been destroyed by flooding. Further damage to agricultural land is evident.

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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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