News and Press Releases

6.9.2018 : Opening of Parliament, Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The opening of parliament starts at 13:30 on Tuesday, 11 September with a church service in Reykjavík Cathedral. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir delivers a policy speech on behalf of the government at 19:30 on Wednesday, 12 September and a parliamentary debate on the speech will follow. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Bjarni Benediktsson presents the 2019 Budget Bill on Thursday, 13 September at 10:30.

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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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