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there are those in the EU, as I noted in January, that desire a speedy entry to the EU for Iceland.

The issue of the EU's supposed wish to fast-track Icelandic membership has been subject to some contentious debate in your previous diary; and I think the above interpretation has been conclusively disproven by the evidence brought forth. It was people from Iceland who pushed for membership, it can be fast due to already extensive conformity due to EFTA membership; what the EU wished was to have the accession coincide with Croatia's.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Jul 18th, 2009 at 04:10:43 AM EST
I think Croatia's accession will not happen. Diary forthcoming.

The "fast track" refers to the fact that, as a long-time member of the EFTA and EEA, Iceland is already applying the acquis. So the negotiations could be very quick without any need to force things to make it so.

The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 19th, 2009 at 09:56:49 AM EST
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