News and Press Releases

19.1.2018 : Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty

Iceland became a free and sovereign state on 1 December 1918, when the Union Treaty with Denmark came into effect.  The Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty will be celebrated in 2018.

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11.12.2017 : Opening of Parliament, Thursday, 14 December 2017

The opening of parliament starts at 13:30 on Thursday, 14 December with a church service in Reykjavík Cathedral. 

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6.12.2017 : Opening of the 148th Legislative Session

The 148th legislative session will convene on Thursday, 14 December 2017, in accordance with a presidential letter on the date of the convening of the Althingi that was issued on 5 December. The Althingi will be opened following a church service at Reykjavík Cathedral, which begins at 13:30.

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28.11.2017 : The WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 - We Can Do It!

The WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 will be hosted,  in cooperation with the Althingi – Iceland's Parliament – and the Government of Iceland, in Reykjavík (Iceland) on 28-30 November.

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