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Pirate Party now Iceland’s most popular

26.03.2015 - icenewsis: After establishing itself just two years ago, the Pirate Party is now thought to be the most popular in Iceland. The party’s rise in popularity has been dramatic, and it is now ahead of the rest in one particular poll. The Pirate Party’s idea was taken fr...

Unemployment on the up in Iceland

23.03.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s unemployment rate increased to 4.6 per cent in February, marking a slight year-on-year rise of 0.2 per cent, according to data published by Statistics Iceland. The survey revealed that there were a total of 188,100 people in the workforce market...

Icelandic vodka Reyka launches competition

22.03.2015 - icenewsis: Popular Icelandic vodka Reyka has launched a competition in which bartenders are challenged to “think outside the box” in order to win a trip to the North Atlantic country to be part of the Icelandic Bartender experience. Reyka was the country’s first eve...

‘Elf church’ rock in Iceland moved from road

21.03.2015 - icenewsis: An ongoing dispute in Iceland regarding a supposed “elf church” blocking a new road has been brought to an end after the 70-tonne mass was removed. The church was actually just a huge rock, but campaigners argued that it was an elf church and shouldn’t ha...

Björk: Misogyny is a thing of the past in Iceland

20.03.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Björk has admitted that her country is one of the leading lights when it comes to gender equality, with misogyny generally seen as a thing of the past. On the back of releasing her latest album, Vulnicura, in January, the singer’s messa...

Iceland withdraws EU membership bid

19.03.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has confirmed that it will no longer be applying to join the European Union and has officially withdrawn its membership bid. Thursday’s confirmation came around two years after the ruling coalition was voted into power on the pledge that it would ...

Reduction of the access controlled area north of Vatnajökull

16.03.2015 - icenewsis: The Police District Commissioners in North Eastern, Eastern, Southern Iceland, and the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police have decided to change the restricted area in Holuhraun with reference to the Civil Protection law no. 82/2008 article 23....

Icelandic parents facing daily fines over daughter’s name

15.03.2015 - icenewsis: A mother and father in Iceland are facing daily fines after the country’s authorities rejected their application to name their daughter Alex. All names in Iceland must be approved by the Icelandic Naming Authority, and mother Nanna Thordis Arnadottir expl...




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