About: Iceland

Arctic Agenda 17-10-2021

We don’t want to see any flash points in the Arctic, EU envoy says

The EU needs to adapt how it approaches the role of China and Russia in the region, Michael Mann, EU's Special Envoy for Arctic Matters, told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 23-01-2018

Membership in eurozone unlikely for Denmark, Sweden-adviser

The cooperation forum of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is "in search of new relevance", Christian Opitz and Tobias Etzold explained in a recent analysis paper by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). EURACTIV Germany spoke with Tobias Etzold.
Enlargement 24-02-2012

Ambassador: Iceland is on a ‘fair track’ to EU accession

Iceland is not on a 'fast track' to EU accession, but on a 'fair track', Ambassador Thorir Ibsen told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Iceland's envoy to the EU said he expected his country to open all or almost all negotiation chapters by June, before the end of the Danish presidency.
Enlargement 09-11-2010

MEP: Iceland needs EU, not the other way around

Icelanders may appear sceptical about joining the EU, but the country needs the European Union more than the other way around, Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand (Greens/European Free Alliance), a member of the EU-Iceland joint parliamentary committee, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Brexit 31-05-2010

Icelandic exporter: Crisis has restored competitiveness

When Kolbrún Eydís Ottósdóttir's employer left Iceland in 2006, she teamed up with colleagues to start her own health technology business. Despite the economic meltdown, their company continues to thrive and has seen export growth thanks to Iceland's improved competitiveness.
Enlargement 20-07-2009

Ambassador: Iceland ready to complete EU talks by 2011

On 17 July, the day after the parliament in Reykjavik voted for the country to begin accession talks with the EU, a government representative handed over an advance copy of its official membership application to the Swedish EU Presidency, Iceland's EU Ambassador Stefan Hakur Johannsson told EURACTIV in an interview.