The Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin) is at its lowest ebb since 1974 following Magni Laksáfoss’s shock decision to quit the party. The last time The Union Party only had five MP’s was back in 1974 when the Faroese parliament consisted of 26 MP’s.
Magni Laksáfoss, the former deputy leader of The Union Party (Sambandsflokkurin), has withdrawn from the party, citing dissatisfaction with the party line which he suggests has become too conservative.
Magni Arge, who represents Faroese political party “Tjóðveldi” in the Danish parliament, has urged European politicians to demand dialogue between Madrid and Catalonia after the former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on Sunday.
The Icelandic government is now considering boycotting the 2018 World Cup hosted in Russia to show solidarity with the UK after a neurotoxic attack against a former spy and his daughter on British soil.
The leaders of Britain, Germany, United States and France issued an astonishing joint statement last week attacking “irresponsible” Russia for the “first offensive use” of a military-grade nerve agent.
The bill on animal welfare, whose main aim will be to promote animal welfare, animal protection and the respect for domesticated and wild animals, went through the first hearing in the Faroese parliament today.
There are still significant regional and local variations within the Nordic region. More women than men are leaving rural areas to move to towns and cities, a trend that is particularly strong in the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
The Danish State Prosecutor has decided to end the criminal investigation into Faroese parliament member Bjarni Hammer, concluding that ”there is no reason to assume that Mr. Hammer has committed a criminal offense”
The country last voted in 2014 when Kielsen’s Siumut party won more than a third of votes. He became prime minister when Aleqa Hammond was forced to resign after a scandal involving spending of public money on hotels and flights.