May 6, 2009 / 7:26 PM / 10 years ago

Iceland govt to introduce bill on EU talks -PM

REYKJAVIK, May 6 (Reuters) - Iceland’s prime minister said on Wednesday the government would introduce a bill in parliament on authorising it to begin talks on joining the European Union.

“There will be a government resolution tabled (on EU talks),” Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir said on state television. She did not give a timeframe for when the bill would be put forward.

Sigurdardottir’s Social Democrats have been in favour of EU talks but their coalition partners, the Left-Greens, have been much more cautious about joining the bloc. Support for joining the EU and ultimately adopting the euro has risen sharply since Iceland’s economic meltdown last October.

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