International Reports

Iceland – a reluctant EU candidate

by Björn Bjarnason
Iceland submitted an application for membership to the European Union in a letter dated 16 July 2009, the same day the Icelandic Parliament, Althingi, passed a resolution empowering the Government to submit application, and, upon the completion of negotiations with the Union, to hold a national referendum on a prospective Treaty of Accession. But the Icelandic Government is split on the membership issue.