Stefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement, said in a statement issued yesterday that the formal membership talks between Iceland and the European Union can begin at the end of June.
He described the negotiation schedule as “ambitious but achievable” if all parties are determined to progress, Fréttabladid reports.
Füle expects that the formal talks can begin at a summit which is scheduled to take place on June 27. By then the screening process should be completed so that talks on the 35 chapters of EU legislation can be launched.
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