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European Enlargement Commissioner: Give Iceland a Break

European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule, who recently replaced Olli Rehn, encouraged British and Dutch authorities not to stand in the way of Iceland’s EU membership talks at a meeting with the EU’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Strasbourg yesterday.

Fule said the Icesave dispute has nothing to do with Iceland’s potential membership to the European Union and that the three countries can discuss their disagreement alongside membership talks, according to Business Week.

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn told Business Week on Sunday that the IMF is “committed to help Iceland” and that the Icesave dispute with the UK and the Netherlands is a “private” matter.

Click here to read more about Iceland and the IMF and here to read more about Iceland and the EU.

Click here to read our latest story on Icesave.

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