Wild, Wild North: Shady Election Dealings In Árneshreppur
- Reykjavík Grapevine
Some background: Árneshreppur is one of several regions in the northwest of Iceland
where every resident is a candidate for a regional council. So instead of people voting for parties, they vote for individual residents and their individual platforms.
Municipal Elections 2018: Reykjavík Is Boring
- Reykjavík Grapevine
It's a little-known fact to most new arrivals that in Iceland's
rural, sparsely-populated areas, individual candidacies are very common. This means instead of voting for political parties, people in these regions vote for individuals and their ...
Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling
- Climate Action (press release)
British food retailer Iceland
continues to take the lead on sustainability issues. It announced this week that it will become the first UK supermarket to support government plans to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme. At the same time, it has ...
The Reykjavik 16: Meet The Parties In The Running
- Reykjavík Grapevine
R-list: the People's Front of Iceland
. Our own Marxist-Leninists, they are always in the running for City Council and Parliament, and never do well enough to win a seat in either. J-list: the Socialist Party. Formed last year, this is their first ...
Reykjavik's Greatest Hits: The Shenanigans Of City Halls Past
- Reykjavík Grapevine
Davíð Oddsson is a political legend in Iceland
. Today remembered as The Boss of the Independence Party who used to be Prime Minister, Central Bank chair, and is now co-editor of Morgunblaðið, Davíð's beginnings include a stint in Reykjavík city ...
Iceland choses Linkfresh ERP
- Logistics Manager
Frozen food producer Iceland
Manufacturing is to update its ERP systems with Linkfresh. Linkfresh will deploy the solution using its rapid implementation method. This uses pre-defined industry templates to streamline the implementation process. Iceland
Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?
- KUOW News and Information
She was the first female CEO of the Iceland
Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of the founding team of Reykjavík University where she established the Executive Education Department. Halla Tómasdóttir has an international MBA and speaks ...
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Iceland ( ( listen); Icelandic: Ísland, pronounced [ˈistlant]) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Iceland thus followed Norway's integration to that union and came under Danish rule, after Sweden's secession from that union in 1523. Although the Danish kingdom introduced Lutheranism forcefully in 1550, Iceland remained a distant semi-colonial territory in which Danish institutions and infrastructures were conspicuous by their absence. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Iceland's struggle for independence took form and culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest countries in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes, compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, political, and social stability and equality. In 2016, it was ranked as the 9th most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index, and it ranks first on the Global Peace Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Affected by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Some bankers were jailed. Since then, the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism.Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old West Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature, and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, with a lightly armed coast guard in charge of defence.
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