"Iceland has formally applied to join the European Union, a week after the parliament in Reykjavik voted in favour of accession to the 27-nation bloc.
The Icelandic Foreign Minister, Ossur Skarphedinsson, submitted the request to his Swedish counterpart, Carl Bildt, during a ceremony in Stockholm.Sweden currently holds the EU's rotating six-month presidency.The bid must now be approved by the EU, after which Iceland's people will be asked to vote on it in a referendum.
"This is the day when I have the historic duty to hand in formally the Icelandic application to the European Union," Mr Skarphedinsson said at the ceremony in the Swedish foreign ministry on Thursday." (BBC)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Adopt us, EU!
Posted by The Dode at 10:08 AM