Two-thirds Icelanders reject EU membership

54 percent say they do not support the idea that Iceland should become part of the bloc while 25.9 percent are in favour. Taking only those for or against into account, 67.5 percent reject EU membership while a third is in favour. Of those who oppose joining the EU, 37.9 percent are very opposed while only 12.7 percent say they are very much in favour. Iceland applied to join the EU in 2009 but the then Icelandic government announced to Brussels in 2015 that the country was no longer a candidate for EU membership. The current Icelandic government, formed in January following general elections in October and led by the conservative Independence Party, has no plans to seek EU membership. (



Register newsletter

Get to know about Nordic Chamber, our press releases and all news, straight to your inbox.