"At the time, the willingness to join among the traditionally euro-skeptic Icelanders was high. Now the fear of Europe prevails again, especially when it comes to our fishing rights. Yet we haven't even talked to Brussels at all about the decisive acquis chapters regarding fisheries and food safety. For me personally, that is the real disappointment."
Näringsgrensminister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon i Der Spiegel om Islands ansökan om EU-medlemskap.