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Iceland’s PM Meets EU’s Rompuy in Brussels

Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir met President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy in Brussels yesterday. They discussed the situation of economic affairs in the international arena, particularly the problems facing the Eurozone.


Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Also, Sigurdardóttir and Rompuy discussed Iceland’s membership talks with the European Union and the plans for the negotiation process in the coming months, reports.

The next summit between the leaders of Iceland and the EU will be held in December when further negotiation chapters will be opened.

Sigurdardóttir commented that she is pleased with how well the talks are progressing, given that large chapters are either undisputed or already instituted.

At yesterday’s meeting, the economic situation in Iceland and the country’s progress under the collaboration with the International Monetary Fund were also mentioned.

“The meeting was very positive and useful in regards to the relations of Iceland’s and the EU’s membership negotiation process,” the PM commented.

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