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Turning point in foreigners' affairs - 3.7.2014

Innanríkisráðherra og framkvæmdastjóri Rauða krossins á Íslandi skrifuðu undir samstarfssamninginn í dag.In order to expedite the processing of applications for asylum, improve case handling procedures, and ensure the most efficient possible use of funds, the Ministry of the Interior and the Icelandic Red Cross have concluded an agreement concerning services to asylum-seekers. Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Minister of the Interior, and Hermann Ottósson, Director of the Icelandic Red Cross, signed the agreement at the Red Cross headquarters.

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Local Government Elections 31 May 2014 - 27.2.2014

Local government elections will be held throughout Iceland on Saturday, 31 May 2014. Absentee voting begins on Saturday, 5 April, and the deadline for submitting lists of candidates to the election committees in each municipality (local government area) is 12 noon on Saturday, 10 May.

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Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Minister of the Interior

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson,
Minister of Justice

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson