Iceland’s membership application to the European Union is not on the program for the meetings scheduled for the Council of Ministers today.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
According to Fréttabladid’s sources, the handling of Iceland’s application has been delayed because of the general elections in the UK and the Netherlands.
It wasn’t considered right to take a position on the application until both elections had been completed. The UK general elections were held last week and the elections in the Netherlands are scheduled for June 9.
It is unlikely that Iceland’s application will be discussed during the next EU summit on June 17—it isn’t on the summit’s preliminary program.
The next possibility for the application to be discussed is at the next general Council of Ministers meeting in July.
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