Extracts from the press conference by Štefan Füle, on the EC's adoption of the 2013 Enlargement Package (Iceland)
On 16 October 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, gave a press conference where he said that the European Commission respects the decision taken by Iceland and is prepared to re-engage the negotiations at any time.
The Icelandic government decided to put the accession negotiations on hold and indicated that the negotiations will not continue unless approved through a referendum. In light of this decision, the Commission decided to produce a short, purely factual report for Iceland, which is part of the 2013 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October 2013. PHOTO SHOTLISTLINKLINK