Iceland should be welcomed into the EU

The geyser Strokkur in southwestern Iceland (picture Martin Olsson)

By Richard Laming

Published in EUobserver, 28 July 2009

The human heart is on the left, a fact seemingly confirmed by the latest statements about Icelandic membership of the EU from the centre-right CSU party in Germany.

It is the dearest wish of everyone who wishes Europe well that the EU should continue to gather together all those democratic and free market European countries that wish to be part.

Now that the Icelandic parliament has voted in favour of joining, surely this should be a matter for rejoicing. But the Bavarian members of the Christian Democrat grouping, who have their own separate party the Christian Social Union, think differently.

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