From Iceland — EU Enlargement Commissioner Wants Icesave 'Separate Issue'

EU Enlargement Commissioner Wants Icesave ‘Separate Issue’

Published March 10, 2010

Stefan Fule, the commissioner designate for enlargement of the European Union, has encouraged Holland and the UK to not block ascession talks with Iceland.
At a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EU parliament, Fule said that Iceland, Britain and the Netherlands can rather discuss Icesave alongside of EU talks, rather than letting the Icesave matter get in the way.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson told SKY News that he expects Icesave talks to resume within the next few days.
In related news, Business Week reports that Standard & Poor’s has remarked that it “does not believe that the Icelandic government will resign over the referendum or that the unresolved Icesave problem will thwart nascent European Union membership talks, which at this stage, are not a rating factor”

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