Iceland could find EU accession easy as (fish) pie

eu-flagThe European Union Commissioner for Enlargement, Olli Rehn said on Monday that Iceland could take the “fast track” to EU membership if it decided to apply to join the bloc, DeutscheWelle reports.

As a democratic European nation and an existing member of the EEA, the country already has already negotiated two thirds of the required entry criteria and could therefore hope to become a full member with relative ease.

The country’s fishing sector has traditionally been against EU membership; but as the economic situation continues to bite Iceland hard, membership is an increasingly popular idea in both public and political circles.

Eventual membership of the euro currency would, it is hoped, help stabilise the Icelandic economy, whose tiny fee-floating currency is vulnerable to volatility in difficult economic times.

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