Björn Bjarnason

Björn Bjarnason
  • Date of Birth: November 14th, 1944
  • Party: Independence Party

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík Constituency 1991-2003, for the Reykjavík North Constituency 2003-2007 and for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2007-2009.
  • Deputy Speaker of Althingi 1991-1992.

Party group

  • Vice-Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 1991-1995.

Present committees

  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs 2009.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs (latter) 2009.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs 1991-1995 and 2002-2003 (Chairman 1992-1995).
  • Member of the Committee on General Affairs 1991-1995.
  • Member of the Committee on Education and Culture 1991-1995.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1992-1994.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 1991-1995 (Chairman 1991-1995).

Ministerial Career

  • Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs 2003-2009.
  • Minister of Education 1995-2002.