The Institute of International Affairs published a lengthy report on the the Iceland-EU accession negotiations on April 7 2014. The Icelandic Confederation of Labour, the Icelandic Federation of Trade, the Confederation of Icelandic Employers and the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce commissioned the report.
The report focused on four key areas:
1. Economic and monetary affairs & free movement of capital
2. Fisheries, right of establishment and freedom to provide services
3. Agriculture and rural development & food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy
4. The status and future of the EEA agreement, including discussions on the developments taking place within the European Union since the accession negotiations with Iceland began in 2009
The report received considerable coverage in the Icelandic media and the authors of the main chapters were interviewed on all the main television and radio programs, as well as in all the major newspapers in Iceland. The executive summary has been translated into English and can be found on the IIA’s website: www.iia.hi.is