Questions tagged [iceland]

Questions related to the government or politics for the Nordic island of Iceland.

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Are there any pro-EU parties left in the Icelandic parliament?

The pro-EU Bright Future party failed to win any seats in the 2017 elections. Do any of the other parties with parliamentary representatives still favor Iceland joining the EU? I'm asking because ...
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What was the fate of the executives at the main Icelandic banks after the financial crisis?

A popular story (especially on the more left-leaning sites (e.g. "Iceland has jailed 26 bankers, why won't we?", "Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can’t the UK and US Do the Same?", or "Iceland has ...
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How was this person considered for a pardon in Iceland?

Iceland's government is collapsing. At the heart of this is apparently a scandal involving the Prime Minister's father, who vouched for the character of a convicted sex offender. Part of the story ...
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Why did the Icelandic Pirate Party switch from the letter Þ to the letter P?

From Wikipedia: The party was cofounded on 24 November 2012 by Birgitta Jónsdóttir (previously a member of the Movement), and several prominent Internet activists, including Smári McCarthy.[2][3][4]...
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Icelandic Constitutional Assembly/Council

Are the (Icelandic) Constitutional Council and the Constitutional Assembly the same thing? I tried to understand it by reading through the official website, the Wikipedia entry and this ...