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Enlargement process on track with 5 more chapters open with Iceland

Enlargement process on track with 5 more chapters open with Iceland

"I am pleased to be part of today's event where we have opened five additional negotiation chapters with Iceland. These chapters cover the areas of Company law, Enterprise and industrial policy, Trans-European networks, Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, and Financial and budgetary provisions. Perhaps even more importantly, we also already provisionally closed four of these chapters. This demonstrates again the extent to which Iceland shares the values of the European Union and is integrated in its markets. The benefits that Iceland enjoys as a result in terms of job creation and competitiveness can be further enhanced by full integration", stated Commissioner Füle on 12 December after the third meeting of the Accession Conference with Iceland at Ministerial level.

More information: Speech by Commissioner Füle