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Germany Supports Iceland’s Accession Talks

All parties in the German parliament have declared emphatic support for the European Union beginning accession talks with Iceland. According to the Lisbon Treaty, the parliaments of all EU member states must approve of the talks before they can formally begin.

The German parliament is among the first parliaments in the EU to discuss Iceland’s membership application, RÚV reports.

While the issue was discussed at the German parliament, it was mentioned that accession talks with Iceland are believed to be useful while creating a new fisheries control system for the EU.

Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement, said it looks as if formal membership talks with Iceland can begin next summer and that the Icesave dispute with the UK and the Netherlands should not prove an obstacle.

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