ICELAND: Parliament gives green light for EU application

In early afternoon of 16 July 2009 the Althingi, allegedly the world’s oldest parliament, voted in favour of Iceland’s submitting and application for membership to the EU.

The day after the vote, 17 July 2009, the formal application was handed over by the Icelandic Ambassador to Sweden, as this country holds now the rotating Presidency of the EU.

According to the different sources, Iceland could become a full member in 2011 or 2012, depending on the speed of the accession talks.

Will the WTO Doha negotiations, including on fisheries subsidies, be completed before Iceland’s accession to the EU?

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