With the collapse of the Icelandic banking system there has been much discussion in the Icelandic press as well as our own as to whether the Icelandic government will lodge a formal application next year to join the EU possibly in 2011 and adopt the euro. Many Icelanders believe that that the financial crisis could at least have been alleviated had
At the end of last week the Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde, who leads the centre-right
While this commission will undoubtedly be looking at the implications of different EU policy areas for
Reform of the CFP is due to get underway early next year with the Commission’s publication of a public consultation (Green paper) in February and a legislative proposal on the reform of the common organization of the market is expected in October 2009.
The Commission is already making supportive noises saying that it would warmly welcome such a move and noting that
What will be interesting to see is whether any possible EU membership application from