A survey conducted on behalf of the Federation of Icelandic Industries (FII) reveals that 58 percent of respondents are in favor of taking up membership negotiations with the European Union, while 25 percent is opposed. Nearly half of respondents, or 46 percent, say they want Iceland to join the EU, and 47 percent want to see Iceland adopt the Euro as a currency. Just over half, or 55 percent of respondents, felt that EU membership would have a favorable effect on the national economy, while 31 percent felt the effect would be unfavorable. The FII is in favor of Iceland beginning membership negotiations with the European Union. This is reported by Morgunbladid online.