Tag: News

  • Research: Finnish is taught to many children unnecessarily as a second language

    In his research, Ståhlberg compared the reading skills and comprehension of children studying Finnish as a second language (S2) and those studying it as their mother tongue (S1). The study revealed that about a fifth of the children studying it as a second language were better able to read and understand a Finnish text than […]

  • Efling members accepted the call to strike

    Efling members, who work in seven hotels in Reykjavík, accepted the union’s call for a strike. Voting ended at eight o’clock in the evening. Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, president of Efling, said that almost 66% voted for the strike proposal (124 people), 31% rejected it (58 people) and 7 people cast a blank vote. Only employees […]

  • Free Icelandic language courses for children in Blabla-skó

    Sponsored article For the first time in Iceland, the City of Reykjavik pays for Icelandic language courses and school support offered by the Blabla-skóli Academy for children from Poland, Ukraine and Venezuela! Free language courses for children are a big step in education and exceptional help! From January 2023, Icelandic language courses for children in […]

  • Another bad weather, canceled flights and closed roads

    Due to the further breakdown of the weather, a state of uncertainty was announced today, which applies in many places in the country. The coordination center of the civil defense agency was also activated and all domestic flights were cancelled. The yellow and orange weather alerts that have been posted will remain in effect until […]

  • Roads closed near Eyjafjöll, near Reynisfjall and Lyngdalsheiði

    Due to very bad weather conditions, the road under the Eyjafjöll mountain range from Markarfljót to Vík in Mýrdal was closed. The Reynisfjall road was also closed, as was Lyngdalsheiði. Almost all of the country has yellow or orange warnings today, which will remain in place until tomorrow. All domestic flights have been canceled today […]

  • Right now: Finland’s foreign minister is holding a press conference about the NATO process

    Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto is holding a press conference on the Finnish NATO process on Monday afternoon. On Sunday, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened up to admitting Finland, but not Sweden, into NATO. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast with political reporter Mats Eriksson and Sveriges Radio Finska’s news director Riitta Niemi.

  • Right now: At least 90 injured after explosion at mosque in Pakistan

    An explosion has occurred at a mosque in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, Pakistani police told the Reuters news agency. The information on how many have been injured differs, but according to the AFP news agency, at least 90 people are said to have been injured and 17 killed. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.

  • Monday’s papers: Erdoğan hints at NATO acceptance for Finland, discovery expeditions, slippery roads

    Most morning newspapers report that the Turkish president has expressed his support for Finland’s NATO membership, but is still delaying Sweden’s application.

  • Haavisto: Finland and Sweden continue their journey to NATO

    Last week, Turkey broke off tripartite talks on Finland’s and Sweden’s membership applications in response to the burning of a Koran outside its embassy in Stockholm. Rasmus Paluda, a Danish-Swedish far-right decision-maker. Helsingin sanomat newspaper was revealed Last week, the decision-maker received support for his protest Chang Fricka Swedish journalist who has collaborated with an […]

  • The Helsinki court convicted two journalists of revealing national secrets

    Tuomo Pietiläinenthe reporter who was primarily responsible for the story was fined 50 days. Laura Halminenanother reporter mentioned in the byline, was not convicted because of his lesser role. “The other journalist had a clearly smaller role than his colleague and had sought to ensure that the publication was legal. The district court refrained from […]

  • Iceland on Iain’s list of favorite travel destinations

    Iain Glen gave mbl.is an interview via video call and was asked what his favorite country was, without hesitation he replied – “Iceland!”. Glen also says he appreciates the privilege of traveling and seeing the world through his job. “Traveling is eye-opening, but I often visit countries in a different way than a tourist because […]

  • Classic winter than in Iceland

    Travel in South East Iceland, South Iceland, Faxaflói and the Westfjords is not recommended until Tuesday morning. Orange weather alerts will go into effect tomorrow. “South of Greenland, a strong low has formed in the cold air from Newfoundland and is deepening rapidly,” said Elín Björk Jónasdóttir, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute. “It’s […]

  • Street race of young drivers

    The collision happened in Seltjarnarnes yesterday at 12 o’clock at night on Norðurströnd. According to the traffic department of the capital area police, the driver of the other car is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the matter will be investigated by the police. According to Vísir, the accident occurred […]

  • The state mediator is looking for a solution

    The collective agreement between Efling and SA expired on November 1, 2022. So far, no agreement has been reached on a new agreement. The dispute between the trade union Efling and the Confederation of Employers SA means that the members of the trade union Efling have not received a pay increase. Most of the remaining […]

  • Police safety vs tasers

    The Minister of Justice intends to introduce stun guns to the police, which are intended to increase the safety of police officers. The news causes a great stir among the public as well as in the parliament. However, the Police Association welcomed it. Meanwhile, in the pages of Vísir, there was an article about stun […]

  • The state mediator is not afraid of losing the trust of trade unions

    The state mediator is not afraid that he has lost the trust of the trade unions, despite the reaction to his offer of mediation in the dispute between the Efling trade union and the Confederation of Employers (SA). The proposal was made by a mediator, following unprecedentedly difficult negotiations. Efling refuses to submit electoral roll […]

  • The state mediator is not afraid of losing the trust of trade unions

    The state mediator is not afraid that he has lost the trust of the trade unions, despite the reaction to his offer of mediation in the dispute between the Efling trade union and the Confederation of Employers (SA). The proposal was made by a mediator, following unprecedentedly difficult negotiations. Efling refuses to submit electoral roll […]

  • The Ambassador of Iceland plays for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

    The Embassy of Iceland in Warsaw joins the 31st finals of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. During the Sunday final organized by the staff of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Iceland – Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, it will be possible to bid for a visit to the newly opened Embassy of Iceland […]