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Iceland Won’t Finish EU Talks Before Next Parliament Elections

Iceland probably won’t conclude negotiations on European Union membership before the island’s next parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in April 2013, Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson said.

Iceland “is unlikely” to conclude negotiations with the bloc before elections, Skarphedinsson told the parliament’s foreign affairs committee in Reykjavik today. The chances of the country managing to finish talks in the EU’s 35 policy areas in the next 12 months are “improbable.”