Iceland to join EU by 2011?

Grauniad reports Iceland to be fast tracked for EU membership.
We’ll see, public could swing either way on the issue in the interval.
Real problem is the fish. If the grounds are opened to EU vessels and Iceland loses control of the catch allotment, then the fish will all die.

Yup, this has hit the Icelandic papers also.
Current spin is how good it’d be for the EU – as good as finding a whale…

Comments

  1. #1 Arunav
    January 30, 2009

    Well then it may be times to brush up on the Icelandic piracy skills. Because overfishing, or rather illegal fishing, is apparently what got the merry band of Somalis started in the first place. Just don’t take tips from these guys.

  2. #2 Arunav
    January 30, 2009

    Well then it may be times to brush up on the Icelandic piracy skills. Because overfishing, or rather illegal fishing, is apparently what got the merry band of Somalis started in the first place. Just don’t take tips from these guys.

  3. #3 Daniel
    February 3, 2009

    As good as finding a whale?

    Is this a common phrase I’ve missed out on? (Along with the rest of the internet.)

  4. #4 Steinn Sigurdsson
    February 4, 2009

    yes, it is.
    “finding a whale” means you can be pretty sure you won’t starve this winter
    it is a common is slightly archaic expression, in iceland

  5. #5 opony szczecin
    February 5, 2009

    Iceland can’t be closed any more.It’s not good for long terms economic situation