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Old prison in Reykjavik center gets a new role

26.05.2016 - icenewsis: The old penalty house on Skólavörðustígur, in the heart of Reykjavik is going to get a new role in the near future. It is the oldest prison in Iceland, founded in 1874 and according to modern day standards, unsuitable for penal use because of its antique ...

Independence Party and Pirate Party largest in Iceland

23.05.2016 - icenewsis: The Independence Party and the Pirate Party are the largest political parties in Iceland and would have a majority in parliament, according to a new poll by the University of Iceland. The Independence Party would get 28.2% and the Pirates 25.8%. This is a...

Bill passed ?– Tackling offshore accounts and currency restrictions

23.05.2016 - icenewsis:   A new bill designed to free up the foreign exchange restrictions of the Icelandic krona was passed in parliament last night. There have been limitations and restrictions on the Icelandic Krona since the 2008 financial crash, the bill is designed wi...

Earthquakes around Bárðabunga volcano

21.05.2016 - icenewsis:   Holuhraun is a new lava field just north of the Vatnajökull glacier, in the North-eastern Region of the Icelandic Highlands. The lava field was created by fissure eruptions from Bárðabunga volcano, they began on August 29th in 2014 and produced a l...

The race is on ?– Nine confirmed candidates

21.05.2016 - icenewsis: At midnight last night the deadline to turn in signatures and confirm candidacy for the 2016 presidential elections in Iceland expired. So far nine candidates are confirmed and the Ministry of Interior is to formally announce the final number of participa...

Tackling the upsurge in the tourist industry ?– Entrance fee in Iceland

19.05.2016 - icenewsis: Icelanders are struggling with the ever-rising numbers of foreign visitors visiting the island year around. Estimations indicate that the increase of visitors between years is around 27% and estimated number of guests this year is around 1.3 million indiv...

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson leads the polls in Iceland

18.05.2016 - icenewsis: According to the latest survey done by the Social Science Research Institute, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson leads the polls in Iceland. The poll was done on the 14. of May and shows that Jóhannesson leads with 67.1%, Mr. David Oddsson is next with 17.4% and Mr. A...

The never-ending story of presidential elections

18.05.2016 - icenewsis: It says a lot about the pace of Icelandic politics these days that when a new, explosive poll on support for presidential candidates was published on Monday morning, it only took 17 minutes for it to become outdated, when the President of Iceland, ?“lafur ...

Icelanders in the Panama Papers

17.05.2016 - icenewsis: The names of almost 170 individuals and a considerable amount of companies directly related to Iceland and Icelanders are found in the newly released data based on the Panama Papers. Those are not including the Icelanders related to companies registered o...

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