Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The European Union Seen from the Top the View of an Inside-Outsider

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

At the end of the 1980's, the European Union invited the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries to discuss a closer association with the EU. It has been claimed, both by supporters and opponents of Iceland's membership, that by joining the European Economic Area, Iceland in effect became an adjunct member of the European Union. This chapter discusses the background and nature of these changes and shows why the Icelandic authorities have not seen fit to pursue full membership in the European Union. It also discusses the reasoning of those who say that full membership is a better alternative than merely retaining the current treaty agreements and of those who think that a closer association with the European Union would be undesirable. Finally, the chapter assesses the chances of Iceland's applying for EU membership in the near future.

Keywords: European Economic Area; European free trade association (EFTA) countries; European Union; Icelandic authorities

10.1163/ej.9789004151710.i-178.11
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004151710.i-178.11
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Nordic and Other European Constitutional Traditions — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation