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Iceland has withdrawn its bid to join the European Union, announced its foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.
Three weeks after being installed in his position by the newly elected Icelandic government, the foreign minister said that “this is how democracy works”. He explained that the new coalition government in Iceland was against the idea of joining the EU at present.
Sveinsson, who was on his first foreign visit since being appointed, said that the trip’s main purpose was to inform the European Commission that the coalition government has decided that negotiations should be put on hold for now. He added that Iceland is part of Europe and hopes to strengthen relations in other ways.
Originally posted by Swills
Why Snowden isn't flying there is beyond me.
Originally posted by derfreebie
reply to post by Swills
Great news Swills! Thank you for the best news all year.
If I could properly paraphrase, they're rapidly exhibiting all the
characteristics of "an island of sanity in a sea of madness".
Make that a whole planet.
I just hope the world watches for subterfuge against them,
or attempts of it. I am sure there's an upset stomach or two
over this; and I remember all too well what Sir Winston's
memoirs on Germany explained about their "funny money
rebellion", and the political reprisal against them for it.
In a nutcase, Hitler DID have to go.. but Germany also
had to be severely punished for their defiance of TPTB.
They are visibly still paying for it almost 80 years later.