Iceland excluded from EU meetings
“The decision has been taken to no longer invite Iceland to meetings usually attended by candidate countries,” says Jānis Bērziņš, spokesperson for the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
This move is the first of the “practical adjustments to the EU Council working procedures” promised by the EU in response to a recent letter from the Icelandic Mnister for Foreign Affairs.
The letter stated the government’s intention not to continue accession negotiations and asked for Iceland to be removed from the EU’s list of candidate countries.
Bērziņš made no comment regarding when any future procedural adjustments may be expected or what form they may take.