"33 mercantile citizens voted 'for' and 28 liberty-loving vikings voted 'against. This numeral superiority can hardly be called large. ... The point is that registration of EU membership of Iceland, an island lying between Europe and America, while simultaneously the EU in fact refuses Turkey located on the European territory will mean moral and political insult to the Turkish elite that sets a goal of country’s acceding to the EU and agrees constantly on concessions for the sake of getting devout membership. Acceptance of Iceland that in fact gives nothing to Europe with simultaneous refusal to Turkey will mean violation of norms established by the EU itself, in particular norms of equality, tolerance, democracy."
Azerbaijan Business Center bjuder på ett annorlunda perspektiv på Islands eventuella EU-medlemskap.