Iceland to receive pre-accession funding
"This decision underlines our commitment to support Iceland's accession process. We encourage the country to do what it takes to ensure a successful accession to the European Union." stated Commissioner Füle on 14 July 2010 on the occasion of the amended Regulation on the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) entering into force. The Regulation ensures that Iceland will be able to receive financial assistance from the EU to prepare for membership.
More information: link to the press release.