I doubt they’re doing it for the complete & deeper reasons that matter to me, but happy to see that little island of integrity, however socialist, resist the siren song of totalitarian lunging Europe. Its people are said to be among the world’s happiest, in spite of the long dark winters, and I think they are the only place that prosecuted and jailed any bankers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis & shakedown, and they told the European banks they do business with that they would not be paying the bill presented to them as its result. Some stalwart, spineful people up there at the top of the world.
Following last month’s election, which saw a record eight parties join Reykjavik’s parliament, political leaders have been locked in tense coalition talks. Iceland’s centre-left Government applied to join the EU in July 2009 following the banking crisis that hit the country, but the negotiations were then scrapped by its successor in 2015.