Why are Icelanders unhappy with the EU application?

The results of the last opinion poll produced in Iceland on the attitute towards membership of the European Union not only showed a large majority against joining the EU but also a majority unhappy with the application for membership the Icelandic government issued in July.

This probably came as a surprise to many people since earlier polls had shown a large majority for membership talks with the EU. However, at the same time polls were usually showing a majority opposed to an EU membership application.

This simply supports what those against EU membership in Iceland have been claiming for years that the majority of Icelanders don't want a formal EU application but some kind of an informal scouting talks just to see exactly what the EU has to offer.

So in short the Icelandic people don't support the government's EU application. No wonder that we have never before seen as much opposition to EU membership in the polls.