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Turkish media has reported they have Haukur's remains and will send them to Iceland, but Turkish authorities have as yet not contacted the Icelandic government, making Turkish assurances questionable at best. Eva and her family have met with both the Icelandic Foreign Ministry and law enforcement, but ...
Rather than pay lip service to the issue of pay disparity, this year the Icelandic government has made it illegal to pay men more than women. Iceland had achieved almost equal representation (48 per cent) by 2016 with women holding 30 of the country's 63 parliamentary seats. Since then, the number has ...

The unchecked growth in the number of people visiting a country with a population of just 334,000 has already sparked concern that Icelandic infrastructure .... Though the government is at the tail-end of a nine-year tourism strategy that concludes in 2020, Iceland's tourism authority has had to act to educate ...
When I tweeted about the new prime minister's left-wing politics and agenda after she assembled her coalition government last fall, I got 72,000 .... which she admits provide "a head start," but also organizing unexpected groups to be part of this new thinking--such as the Icelandic sheep farmers who ...
Under new legislation, companies and government agencies with more than 25 employees will need certification for their equal-pay policies or face hefty fines. Iceland's government -- led by its second female prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir -- is committed to eradicating the gender pay gap by 2022.
These two MPs previously distinguished themselves by being the only two members of the party to vote against forming a government with the ... made numerous deportation decisions that go against both Icelandic law and international agreements, resulting in widespread and concerted public criticism.

The weapons passing through Iceland, with the blessing of its government, include some 170,000 land mines. ... general public and within government, and though the Transport Authority has defended the practice, the Campaign Against Militarism has filed charges against them for breaking Icelandic law.
As Iceland's child circumcision ban still looms on the horizon, tourists are contacting tour companies in the country, threatening to cancel their vacations if the ban ... Others were decidedly puzzled as to why tour guides would be held responsible for legislation that the Icelandic government is proposing.
Iceland recently welcomed another group of refugees to the country, and they were summarily split up amongst towns and villages in the countryside. ... on Twitter why refugees are often settled in the countryside; if this is something they ask for, or if it's a decision taken by the Icelandic government.
Despite Icelandic law and international treaties banning the practice, Iceland has been knowingly greenlighting weapons shipments through the country to Saudi Arabia, which has been waging war on civilians in Yemen. Shortly after the matter was brought to light, the Icelandic government has stopped ...
She said many on the left were still "very angry with me" for her decision to form a left-right coalition after last October's parliamentary elections - Iceland's fifth since 2017 - with the conservative Independence party, part of nearly every Icelandic government since 1944, and the centre-right Progressives.
The shipments are in direct violation of Icelandic law and international agreements that Iceland has signed. This includes the shipment of some 170,000 land mines; especially troubling as while Saudi Arabia is not one of the many signatory countries of the Ottawa Treaty, which bans the use of landmines, ...
"Under normal circumstances, companies that are creating value in Iceland pay a certain amount of tax to the government," McCarthy told The ... Pirate Party legislator McCarthy has questioned the value of bitcoin mining for Icelandic society, saying residents should consider regulating and taxing the ...
"Under normal circumstances, companies that are creating value in Iceland pay a certain amount of tax to the government," McCarthy told the Associated Press ... McCarthy has questioned the value of bitcoin mining for Icelandic society: "We are spending tens or maybe hundreds of megawatts on producing ...
This was decided by the Danish government after consultation with the Danish Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee on Thursday. The deployment of four f-16 fighters in support of air policing over Iceland emphasizes Denmark's support for its Nordic partner Iceland, and demonstrates Danish solidarity ...
She said many on the left were still "very angry with me" for her decision to form a left-right coalition after last October's parliamentary elections - Iceland's fifth since 2017 - with the conservative Independence party, part of nearly every Icelandic government since 1944, and the centre-right progressives.
At the end of last year, Katrin Jakobsdottir became the second woman in the history of Iceland to lead her country's government. As head of the Left Green party, she's promised to put an end to the financial debacles that have made headlines over the past decade, such as the spectacular banking meltdown ...

While Iceland hasn't gone down that road yet, freedom of information seems to be in decline. Pluralism and the concentration of ownership have been a local issue until the advent of the Internet, and even now, the mainstream media outlets are owned by only two companies. Yet, while reporters Without ...
The concept of equal pay for equal results, rather than equal responsibilities, was not foreign to the Icelandic government when it drafted the law. Even under the new law, the country's employers maintain the right to base pay on experience, education, technical skills, performance, or any other factor ...
From crime Fiction To Running The government: Meet Iceland's New Prime Minister .... We were also in financial dire straits since, by losing half our votes, we also lost a lot of the government subsidies [In the Icelandic system, any party that attains more than 2.5 percent of the votes gets subsidised by the ...
Over clips from popular movies and stock footage of attractive women, it pledges free beer, free housing, and $5,000 per month to any man who moves to Iceland and marries at least one woman. The premise of the video is a claim that women outnumber men in Iceland, and the government is in desperate ...
Nevertheless, the social climate has been changing as a result of the current government's outward-looking approach, which has included the international achievement of the 2015 nuclear deal. Such political landmarks have helped improve the country's image in the eyes of many in the West. "I wanted to ...
A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that the reasons for the high level of innovation and creativity in Icelandic society is to be found in parenting which encourages free play, open and egalitarian families, emphasis on creativity, arts and crafts in schools and government support ...
Over clips from popular movies and stock footage of attractive women, it pledges free beer, free housing, and $5,000 per month to any man who moves to Iceland and marries at least one woman. The premise of the video is a claim that women outnumber men in Iceland, and the government is in desperate ...
Iceland's political parties had a cross-party breakfast meeting this morning to discuss the #metoo movement and how they could rectify the imbalance of power between the ... The Icelandic government collapsed because women spoke out, reads a statement by the Icelandic Women's rights Association.
A supermarket seems to have a grasp of the response this threat demands, and it is against these new commitments - and not the government's ambition - that other retailers will be measured. Of course, I'm aware Iceland's plan is a relatively small response to an overwhelmingly huge problem, applying ...
Organizations that fail to do so will face penalties, including fees imposed by the government. Though the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as the most gender equal country in the world for nine consecutive years, and Icelandic law has mandated equal pay for equal work since the 1960s, the ...
Here's a government doing something," she noted. "At the same time, in several European countries where [pay inequality] is also happening -- in Germany and the U.K. -- they are looking at this [issue and] women's groups are saying, 'Wait a moment. We have this great guarantee, but why hasn't the gap ...
Under new rules that came into action on 1 January, all companies and government agencies in Iceland employing at least 25 people will have to obtain ... 'It's a mechanism to ensure women and men are being paid equally,' said Dagny Osk Aradottir Pind, a board member of the Icelandic Women's rights ...
Icelandair has agreed to a seasonal nonstop flight from KCI to Iceland's capitol, Reykjavik. ... The Kansas City aviation Department on Tuesday announced that Icelandair will begin nonstop service to Iceland, the Kansas City International Airport's ... Flights to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik begin in May.
Last week, a new law took effect in Iceland that aims to eliminate the persistent pay gap between men and women. But while Iceland's government has made a concerted effort to ensure pay equity, efforts have stalled in other developed nations, including the United States. Iceland's law stands out in a key ...
In 2016, women accounted for 48 percent of the elected representatives in Iceland's Parliament -- although that proportion declined to 38 percent in the subsequent election. Men are offered parental leave equal to women, and women have risen through the ranks of government. Icelandic law since 2013 ...
Employers found to be in violation of the law will be reported to Iceland's Gender Equality Agency, and face fines of up to 400 euros per day. The information will also be made public, in the name of transparency. Small companies have until December 31, 2021 to comply with the law. But all government ...
They also said that the government toll was motivated by protectionism surrounding Icelandic agriculture, Iceland Review reports. However, the justices saw things differently, upholding decisions made by lower courts that the tax on chips was within the limits set by the country's Constitution. Furthermore ...
This week Iceland became the first country in the world to make companies prove they are not paying women less than men for the same work. Employers are rushing to comply with the new rules to avoid fines. Companies and government agencies with more than 25 staff must obtain government ...
She's the managing director of the Icelandic women's rights Association. Thanks for ... OMARSDOTTIR: Well, we in Iceland have had an equal pay law in effect since 1961. ... But what happened in 2017, the then government of Iceland decided that they wanted to make this standard not a voluntary one.
"Bjarni Benediktsson, the Prince of tax Heavens, becomes finance Minister, and those who ruined Iceland will sit in the government. It's surprising and shocking," Albert Einarsson of the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, who had graduated from the University of Iceland, told the Klassekampen daily ...
Her Left-Green Movement will lead a coalition government with two parties across the political spectrum in the hope it gives Iceland some 'stability'. ... Jakobsdottir comes from a family of prominent Poets, and before getting into politics, she studied literature with a special interest in Icelandic crime novels.
The Independence Party, which won 25.2 per cent of the vote, has dominated almost every Icelandic government since the Second World War and will run finance, foreign affairs, fishing, and business. The Independence party's Bjarni Benediktsson, who was prime minister before this year's elections, will ...
Cape Verde is hoping to follow Iceland's example in developing as a ... His government aims to sell off the loss-making TACV airline next year ...
Sources are already reporting on who is getting which ministry in Iceland's next government, which could be formed within the next few days.
Reykjavik: Iceland's political leaders on Monday (Nov 13) began new negotiations to form a government, a week after left-led coalition talks ...
Following last Saturday's general elections, it is currently unclear what sort of government will be formed. Yesterday, the chairmen of every ...
Saturday's general elections in Iceland brought a complicated political landscape. While the government parties lost 12 seats, the opposition as ...
Early vote count suggests that Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, have ousted their centre-right government in national ...
Shortly before midnight, on Thursday September 14, Iceland's ruling ... the conclusion that the Icelandic government will have new elections on ...
Nearly one year after she first took office in 2009, the Icelandic parliamentarian and co-founder of the populist Pirate Party worked with ...
The election comes a year after Iceland's last national vote, which was called after the former prime minister resigned amid protests over his ...
Iceland's government Falls After Letter Asking to Pardon Pedophile ... of sexual abuse, and the Icelandic news media has pushed the Justice ...
Reykjavik, IcelandIceland's government has collapsed amid ... last August ― a legal status encoded in old Icelandic law that allows ...


 

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