The EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle declared his concern for lack of support in Iceland for membership to the European Union at an intergovernmental conference in Brussels yesterday, when Iceland’s accession talks officially began.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphédinsson replied that experience shows that nations look inward when they’re going through economic difficulties, Fréttabladid reports.
Füle said that Iceland’s decision to join or not to join the EU should be based on fact but not myths and fear. The Icelandic government should present the EU to its nation in an objective manner, he recommended.
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