2013 in Iceland

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The following lists events that happened in 2013 in Iceland.




  • January 31 - Icelandic teenager Blaer Bjarkardottir wins a legal fight to use the name given to her by her mother, which the Icelandic Naming Committee had argued was not a proper female given name.


  • February 27 - Gæðakokkar 30% meat pie on Iceland is found to not contain any meat at all.


  • April 27 - Voters in Iceland go to the polls for a parliamentary election with a centre-right coalition expected to regain office.


  • May 22 - Prime Minister elect of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, declares that a January decision to freeze European Union membership talks will be extended indefinitely.


  • December 2 - The Icelandic polic kills a person for the first time since it became a republic in 1944.[1][2][3]
  • December 12 - Four former Icelandic bank bosses are jailed over concealing illegal activities within the bank Kaupthing.


  1. ^ "For First Time In Memory, Icelandic Police Shoot And Kill". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  2. ^ "Iceland grieves after police shoot and kill a man for the first time in its history". Public Radio International. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  3. ^ "First fatal police shooting in Iceland's history". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
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