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Congratulation to Obama on his re-election - 7.11.2012

The Prime Minister of Iceland has sent a letter to the re-elected President of the United States, Barack Obama, in light of the results in the presidential elections in the United States yesterday.  More...

Prime Minister meeting with Nordic Prime Ministers in Helsinki, and attending the 64th session of the Nordic Council. - 30.10.2012

The Nordic Prime Ministers also discussed co-operation in security and defence in the Nordic countries, with reference to the report of Thorvald Stoltenberg from 2009. Sweden and Finland have expressed interest in participating in air surveillance in Iceland, when Norway is the lead nation from NATO allies early 2014.

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Prime Minister attends Nordic meetings in Helsinki, Finland - 29.10.2012

The Prime Minister is today participating in the meeting of Nordic and Baltic States‘ Prime Ministers in Helsinki.  The agenda for the meeting includes discussions on the economic situation in Europe, international issues and various aspects of co-operation between the Nordic and Baltic States, which is in constant development. 
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Address by the Prime Minister of Iceland H.E. Ms. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir 17 June 2012 - 17.6.2012

„Parliament has now made its will clear and agreed to hold a referendum on whether the Constitutional Council's proposals should be adopted as the basis of a new constitution for Iceland. This important referendum is to be held later this year.“

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Investment Plan for Iceland 2013-2015 – new emphases on employment - 21.5.2012

The objective of the Investment Plan for Iceland (2013-2015) is to strengthen economic growth and diversity in the economy. This plan is a part of the recovery plan launched in the wake of the economic collapse and is designed to support the economic recovery  already underway.

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Agreements and declarations signed following a meeting between Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Premier Wen Jiabao in Reykjavik today - 20.4.2012

Following a bilateral meeting today between Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Premier Wen Jiabao, they attended the signing of six agreements and declarations.

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Prime Minister of Iceland and Premier of China meet in Reykjavik - 20.4.2012

The Premier of China, Mr. Wen Jiabao, started his official visit to Iceland today, and was met by the Prime Minister of Iceland, Mrs. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. This is the first visit of a Chinese Premier to Iceland. More...

Amendments to the Icelandic capital controls legislation on 13 March 2012 - 17.3.2012

The Parliament has approved two amendments to the capital controls regime in an attempt to halt increasing circumvention through the bond market and possible negative effects of large capital flows originating from the winding-up process of the failed Icelandic banks.

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