Our priorities are to rebuild the health services to become the world’s best. This we can do by strengthening the public health service, providing more funds for hospitals and healthcare centres around the country, and better including psychiatric services into the basic health care system.
A jumpstart in the housing market
We want to help repair the housing market by increasing rental apartments by 5000 during the next electoral term, including 1000 new apartments for students. We want to support those who rent in the same way as those who own apartments. We will also assist people who lack sufficient funds for their down payments for their first apartments.
Reforming the fisheries system to finance a great health care system
-the best in the world.
Samfylkingin (the Social-Democratic Alliance) will reform the fisheries system by auctioning a share of the fishing quotas to the highest bidders. That way our resource wealth can pay for better public services rather than end up in the pockets of relatively few individuals.
A new constitution
We will continue with the nationally owned constitutional process based on the constitutional council and referendum of 2012.
Investing in higher education
Samfylkingin will stop the drain of funding from the University system and sees investment in higher education as a basis for the knowledge economy necessary to create interesting job opportunities for young Icelanders.
The Icelandic nation must decide on the future of accession to the EU, where Samfylkingin believes it will be to Iceland’s great benefit to join other European nations and have the option of a new, stable currency instead of the Icelandic króna. This is a vital element in building a stable new knowledge economy where innovative companies can thrive in Iceland.