"Those who were afraid three years ago that Iceland would jump the queue and join the EU before Croatia have been proven wrong. Accession to the EU is a merit-based process and there are no shortcuts to membership. ... Political will is needed in order to successfully conclude the negotiations and to allow Icelanders to express their opinion through a referendum on accession."
Europaparlamentarikern Cristian Dan Preda i ett uttalande om Islands förhandlingar om EU-medlemskap.