Former FM says EU membership will probably be rejected

A former Foreign Minister of Iceland, Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, said at a meeting held at the University of Reykjavík on Friday (October 30) that he thought the Icelandic people would probably reject membership of the European Union in a referendum. This he contributed among other things to a poor political leadership by which he was obviously referring to the current government in Iceland.

This is seen as quite interesting since Hannibalsson has for years been one of the most outspoken supporters of Icelandic joining the EU. The former Foreign Minister is, however, far from being the only leading supporter of EU membership in Iceland who has recently aired pessimism that Iceland will actually join the EU at the end of the ongoing accession process.

Jón Baldvin: ESB-aðild sennilega hafnað (Amx.is October 31, 2009)