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Iceland ahead of the parliamentary elections

Written by Naja Bentzen, The financial storm that swept Iceland in 2008 has had long-lasting effects on the country’s domestic political climate. Despite the remarkably speedy economic recovery, the post-crash political crisis has continued to evolve. New, alternative political movements have mushroomed, and the anti-establishment Pirate Party is expecting a big boost in the 29 … Continue reading

International Court of Justice rules on Japanese Antarctic whaling programme

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on 31 March 2014 that Japan’s large-scale whaling programme in the Antarctic was in breach of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, as well as other international obligations for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine environment. International Conventions on Whaling Whaling is … Continue reading

Iceland : enlargement talks on hold

In May 2013, Iceland’s new coalition government put on hold the accession talks with the EU, opened in June 2010. It dissolved the country’s EU Negotiation Committee and announced that an assessment of the negotiations would be submitted to the Parliament – the Althingi. European Commission report On 16 October 2013, the European Commission (EC) … Continue reading

Women in politics

Only 120 years ago women first gained the right to vote in national elections, and actually New Zealand was the pioneer. To celebrate this anniversary, a special event will be held from 27 to 29 November 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels. Women in Parliaments Global Forum and the European Parliament have joined forces … Continue reading

China-Iceland Free Trade Agreement

China signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iceland earlier this year. This is China’s first FTA with a western European state. Once in force it will waive most tariffs in trade between the two countries. However, the tiny size of Iceland’s market and the fact that the agreement does not provide low-tariff entry for … Continue reading

Iceland slows down enlargement talks

Updated on 09 April 2013 Negotiations with Iceland, which started in 2010, are advancing well, with talks launched on six new chapters in December 2012. Of 33 chapters for negotiations, 27 have been opened, of which 11 have already been provisionally closed. The parties in Iceland’s coalition recently announced they would not prioritise negotiations in … Continue reading

The EU Accession procedure

The enlargement from a Community of six Member States (MS) to a Union of 27 is widely regarded as the EU’s greatest policy triumph. However even amongst those MS who have succeeded in joining, there have been significant differences in their experiences of the accession process. For current and potential candidate countries, completing the process … Continue reading

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