Icelandic Status Quo: Out With the Old, In With the Old

Icelandic Status Quo: Out With the Old, In With the Old

The Schrödinger’s PM is out of the box. He is apparently alive and in good spirit. A new PM has been sworn into office. In fact, nothing has changed in Iceland! Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced that he stepped down from his post as Prime Minister but will remain as the Chairman of the Progressive Party and still sit in the Parliament as a normal MP. […]

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The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

When the #panamapapers scandal broke the Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson, was resolute that he would not resign. Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, backed him up saying that “We aren’t worried at all… It is unfair, impolite to put his (Gunnlaugsson’s) name with a bunch of criminals”. However, the government is a coalition the Progressive Party (where Sigmundur is chairperson) […]

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Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

The recent release of the #Panamapapers has already resulted in startling revelations spanning the globe. The “leak” reveals that several people, previously beyond suspicion (as well as those already subject to blacklisting and criminals), set up off-shore companies within more than 20 tax heavens worldwide. The Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, helped individuals set up off-shore companies and bank accounts in these tax heavens. Political […]

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Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

In the weekend of 29-30 August 2015 The Pirate Party of Iceland held a General Assembly in which they elected a new steering committee and passed two important motions. As we publish the latest polls indicate PPIS is now polling at 36% and would have 26 seats – three more than both current governing parties and it would not be practicable to form a government […]

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