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Left-Green Vice-Chair Keen on Longer Cooperation

Minister of Education and vice-chairperson of the Left-Greens, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, said she is interested in continuing to work with the Social Democrats in Iceland’s government after the elections on April 25.

“One party has been in power for 18 years and it is healthy for all societies to undergo changes,” Jakobsdóttir told Morgunbladid, referring to the Independence Party. “This government has some good ideas on how society can be rebuilt and wants to continue working on that.”

When asked about her party’s stance on EU membership for Iceland, Jakobsdóttir said, “The Left-Greens is the party that has been most firmly against joining the European Union while the Social Democrats strongly support membership.”

“The two parties have to reach a joint solution on that issue if they’re cooperation is to continue after the elections,” Jakobsdóttir said, explaining that the main argument against joining the EU is that smaller nations are often ignored while the largest nations have the most influence.

Click here to read more about Jakobsdóttir and here to read more about Iceland and the EU.

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