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Easing of Capital Controls and Banking Regulations (July 16, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On July 3, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi) passed legislation (The Act on a Stability Levy) ...

Topic: Bankruptcy; Banks and financial institutions; Financial crises and stabilization; Foreign exchange
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Blasphemy Law Repealed (July 15, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On July 2, 2015, the Icelandic Parliament voted to repeal the country's blasphemy legislation. (

Topic: Blasphemy; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Update: Supreme Court Increases Jail Sentence for Kaupthing Bank Director and Shareholder (July 02, 2015) by Luis Acosta

On February 12, 2015, the Icelandic Supreme Court decided the Al-Thani Case, in which the Chief ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Family Fined over Daughter's Name (March 20, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they ...

Topic: Child welfare; Cultural heritage; Families
Jurisdiction: Iceland

2015 and 2016 Tax Measures (December 31, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

Iceland's Parliament, the Alþingi, approved legislation on December 16, 2014, that amends a number of the ...

Topic: Income tax; Income tax credits; Intelligence activities; Sales and excise tax; Taxation; Value-added tax
Jurisdiction: Iceland

National Digital Currency Auroracoin Launched (August 12, 2014) by Peter Roudik

On March 24, 2014 creators of Auroracoin launched a helicopter drop of Auroracoins; they were available ...

Topic: Currency; Foreign exchange
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Icelandic Bankers Jailed for Fraud (July 30, 2014) by Peter Roudik

In a decision issued by the Reykjavik district court on December 12, 2013, two bank directors ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Criminal procedure; Fraud and financial crimes
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Whale Meal Beer Ban Lifted (January 29, 2014) by Constance Johnson

Iceland had temporarily banned the production and sale of beer made with whale bone meal. The ...

Topic: Alcoholic beverages; Animal protection; Food industry
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Decision to Suspend EU Accession Process (June 28, 2013) by Constance Johnson

According to Iceland's Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, the country has decided to withdraw its request ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Internet Porn Ban Considered (February 25, 2013) by Constance Johnson

It was reported on February 20, 2013, that Halla Gunnarsdóttir, an advisor in Iceland's Ministry of ...

Topic: Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Amendment to Law on Foreign Exchange Controls Adopted (March 22, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On March 13, 2012, Iceland's Parliament (Althingi) adopted Act No. 17/2012 Amending the Foreign Exchange Act, ...

Topic: Foreign exchange
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Banking Collapse Trial of Former Prime Minister Begins (September 06, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin

On September 5, 2011, the trial of Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland, opened in ...

Topic: Officials and employees
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Proposal to Change Funding for Asylum Programs (August 29, 2011) by Constance Johnson

Iceland's Minister of the Interior, Ögmundur Jónasson, recently proposed changing the way funding is allocated to ...

Topic: Asylum
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Former PM Pleads Not Guilty to Gross Negligence Charges in Banking Crisis (June 13, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin

Geir Haarde, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, pleaded not guilty on June 7, 2011, to ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Icesave Bill Adopted to Guarantee U.K., Netherlands Loans (February 22, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin

The Althingi, Iceland's Parliament, passed a bill on February 16, 2011, on Icesave deposits, the high-yield ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Code of Conduct for Legislators Approved (November 22, 2010) by Constance Johnson

In a November 9, 2010, report on the progress made by nations applying for European Union ...

Topic: Government ethics and transparency
Jurisdiction: European Union; Iceland

Commission Suggests Charging Officials with Negligence in Financial Crisis (September 16, 2010) by Constance Johnson

On September 11, 2010, a nine-member parliamentary commission in Iceland recommended that the former Prime Minister ...

Topic: Banks and financial institutions
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Tax Concessions and Relief (August 24, 2010) by Wendy Zeldin

In June 2010 Iceland's Parliament (Alþingi) approved several measures related to taxation. Temporary legislation approved on ...

Topic: Taxation
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Opening of Accession Negotiations (June 18, 2010) by Theresa Papademetriou

Iceland's application to join the European Union, formally submitted on July 27, 2009, is moving the ...

Topic: Government
Jurisdiction: European Union; Iceland

Same-Sex Marriage Approved (June 17, 2010) by Constance Johnson

The Althingi, Iceland's parliament, on June 11, 2010, unanimously approved same-sex marriages. The new concept ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Iceland

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Last updated: July 16, 2015