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PM: Nordic Nations Positive towards Iceland’s EU Plan

By Iceland Review

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir declared after a meeting in Egilsstadir, east Iceland, yesterday with her counterparts from the other Nordic countries that they were positive towards Iceland’s plan to apply for membership to the European Union.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

“I thought all of them had a favorable reaction to it,” Sigurdardóttir commented, according to Fréttabladid.

“It was a very useful meeting where we emphasized Nordic cooperation and European cooperation during difficult economic times and spent a long time discussing the crisis,” Sigurdardóttir told reporters, mbl.is reports.

Sigurdardóttir explained that the Nordic countries had decided to review the regulatory environment of finances to ensure that the mistakes that were made and the crisis that followed won’t be repeated.

The PM added that the ministers had decided to wrap up the matters of loans granted to Iceland because of the crisis—mere formalities have yet to me assessed by the respective governments.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt announced last week that Iceland’s membership application to the EU would be prioritized while Sweden has the presidency of the EU.

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