Time to reconsider Iceland's EEA membership

The new foreign policy, which was adopted at the party's national congress earlier this month, states that the EEA Agreement has formed the basis for Iceland's cooperation with the European Union and furthermore that Icelanders "should continue to seek cooperation with European nations, inside and outside the EU, on grounds of free and fair agreements and cooperation based on equality and mutual benefits." The Progressive Party, however, says that due to "fundamental changes" to the European Economic Area, including the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU, and problems related to the Schengen cooperation, the time has come to reconsider Iceland's membership and look into alternatives. The party moreover stresses its previous policy that Iceland should remain outside the EU. (



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