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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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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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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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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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

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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06.02.2009

New Icelandic government formed - policy declaration

A Government of the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement took office on 1 February 2009. The economic policy of the Government will be based on the programme already established by the authorities and the International Monetary Fund, IMF.  The two parties agree on the importance of holding early elections, set for 25 April 2009. MORE ...
18.11.2008

Agreed Guidelines Reached on Deposit Guarantees

Significant progress has been made towards solving the differences on the interpretation of legal obligations with respect to deposit guarantees in the European Economic Area. >>>

24.10.2008

Iceland Launches Economic Stabilisation Plan in Conjunction with IMF

The Icelandic Government has reached an agreement ad referendum with a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a comprehensive stabilisation program.

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24.10.2008

The Global Liquidity Crisis and the Economic Turmoil in Iceland

  The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published the following basic facts about the Icelandic economy... >>>
15.10.2008

The Consular Affairs Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Consular Affairs Unit of th Ministry for Foreign Affair's "Borgarathjonusta" is responsible for the safeguarding of the interests and safety of Icelandic citizens abroad. The unit can be reached throughout the year, 24 hours a day, undir the ponenumer +354-5459900 or under the homepage: http://www.utanrikisraduneyti.is/borgarathjonusta. The Ministry's consular service unit, Embassies of Iceland and around 240 Honorary Consuls of Iceland around the world are within reach at . Under the link "Embassies jurisdiction" you will find information on the jurisdiction of the Embassies around the world.
13.10.2008

Iceland's Economic Climate

Over the past two weeks, economic developments took a sharp turn for the worse in Iceland. The country’s three main commercial banks, Glitnir, Landsbanki and Kaupthing, collapsed owing to the financial storm now raging in international markets and the government has resorted to exceptional measures to stabilize the situation. http://www.mfa.is/speeches-and-articles/nr/4500
14.11.2007

The Foreign Minister addresses Parliament

Today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladótir, delivered her first foreign policy speech to Althingi, the Parliament of Iceland. In her address, Ms. Gísladóttir discussed Iceland's foreign policy challenges with a special focus on Iceland´s role in a globalized world.

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19.09.2007

WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund

Iceland donates CHF 60,000 to the WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF)

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