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Iceland Advances in EU Bid, Opens Talks in Three More Areas

June 22, 2012

Iceland advanced in its bid to join the European Union by opening discussions in three more policy areas, the EU said.

Iceland began talks in the areas of transport policy, social policy and employment, and financial control at a meeting today in Brussels, the EU said in a statement. Today’s discussions “marked a significant step forward” in Iceland’s accession process, it said.

The meeting also confirmed the provisional completion of negotiations in two areas: foreign, security and defense policy and on consumer-protection and health policies.

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