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Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir: The Bishop who is spring cleaning the church interview
| GHS

Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir: The Bishop who is spring cleaning the church

Bishop Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir has been sitting in her office in Laugavegur in Reykjavik city centre preparing the Sunday’s sermon in peace and quiet. Now she is sat facing me, answering my questions quietly and to the point. The first question goes straight to the point; what is it like being a bishop?
Iceland’s road to recovery nyhet
| GHS

Iceland’s road to recovery

Iceland has managed surprisingly well after the economic collapse of autumn 2008. Iceland’s government and the International Monetary Fund has staged a conference on Iceland’s road to recovery in Reykjavik.
Iceland’s tourism becomes a hot environmental topic tema
| TOURISM, GHS

Iceland’s tourism becomes a hot environmental topic

Tourists drowning at sea. Tourists dying in bus accidents. Tourists driving illegally off road and getting stuck in the middle of an active geothermal area. They do serious damage to nature just to post pictures of themselves and their tyre tracks on social media.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir: The gender pay gap is now the most important equality issue interview
| GHS

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir: The gender pay gap is now the most important equality issue

Iceland’s Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir has managed what many thought near impossible. She has cut public spending in the wake of the market crash without negatively impacting Iceland’s social security system.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir - party leader during times of change interview
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Katrín Jakobsdóttir - party leader during times of change

She is young, skilled and popular and has just been elected party leader for Iceland’s Left-Green Movement (VG). She will lead her party into parliamentary elections at the end of April, under what for Iceland are unusual circumstances were the former party leader is one of the party’s strongest candidates in the election.
Money can't buy you happiness in Iceland nyhet
| Welfare distribution, GHS

Money can't buy you happiness in Iceland

Families need decent wages in order to afford all the essentials. But high wages do not necessarily make families happy. There is no direct correlation between money and happiness, unless the family has real economic problems. The key to happiness is mainly spending time with family and friends.
One in four Icelanders in creative jobs tema
| GHS

One in four Icelanders in creative jobs

The culture, entertainment and experience industry is increasingly important in Iceland. The country’s single most important cultural industry is music. Many jobs are also created when US producers come to Iceland to shoot their films. Icelandic computer games do well abroad and the country has renewed its export of literature after an 800 year long break. Culture is so deeply rooted in Icelandic identity that Icelanders themselves fail to realise how important it is.
Parental leave in Iceland gives dad a strong position tema
| Paternal leave, GHS

Parental leave in Iceland gives dad a strong position

Since Iceland introduced nine months parental leave with three months earmarked fathers, their participation in childcare has changed radically – in a good way. Mothers return to work earlier, and get back to working ordinary hours faster. Daddy leave has been the main driver in this development.
Young workers at greater risk of psychological ill health tema
| May 2016, GHS

Young workers at greater risk of psychological ill health

Many young workers in the Nordic countries live dangerously in the workplace, according to a new Nordic report. The risk for physical injury as well as psychological ill health is considerably higher among young workers compared to older ones.
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