The debate is intensifying in the European Union over how quickly Iceland might join and on what terms. A commentary by Graham Avery, published recently by the European Policy Centre in Brussels, argues that Iceland already satisfies the criteria for membership, and its application should be treated by the EU on its merits. As ‘differentiation’ is a fundamental principle of EU enlargement policy, Iceland should obtain ‘fair-track’ if not ‘fast-track’ treatment. He also urges Iceland’s government to start preparing the ground now for the referendum on membership.
The full text of the commentary: Coming in from the cold