Monday 22 April 2013

Iceland "will likely withdraw" EU membership application

The Icelandic government "will likely withdraw" their EU membership application after this month's elections.

Voters go to the polls on 27th April and two parties polling 20-30% each with a coalition agreement already in place have pledged to withdraw the application if they are able to form a government.

The Icelandic government opened membership negotiations with the EU in 2010 despite 70% of Icelanders being opposed to EU membership.  For their sakes, let's hope their membership application is withdrawn.