"The main reason given for the application in 2009 was that we had to join for economic reasons. ... It was always addressed as an economic question. Now people feel they have the answer to that. The Icelandic economy has been doing much better than the EU economy ... we have seen huge improvements these last couple of years, while the EU is facing difficulty and continued crises."
Statsminister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson i Politico om Islands ansökan om EU-medlemskap.