Entschließungen des EP

Iceland Progress reports

In 2011 and 2012 the European Parliament adopted resolutions on the annual progress report published by the European Commission on Iceland's accession to the EU.

In 2014 the Parliament adopted a resolution on the 2012 Progress Report on Iceland and the post-election perspectives, in which it
  • took note of the decision of the newly-elected Icelandic Government not to wait for the end of the accession negotiations before holding a referendum, and looked forward to the review by the Althingi of the assessment of the accession negotiations.

  • stressed that the Union remained fully committed to completing the accession negotiation process, and hoped that the referendum would be organised in a foreseeable time frame. They also noted that recent public opinion polls showed that a majority of Icelanders wish to finalise the accession negotiations.

EU-Iceland agreement on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

The European Parliament adopted, by 626 votes to 63 with 10 abstentions, a legislative resolution on related to Iceland's commitments to the second period of the the Kyoto agreement. Formallym this resolution addressed the the Council of the EU's draft decision on the EU-Iceland Agreement, covering Iceland's participation in the EU's commitments to the second period of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Parliament gave its consent to conclusion of the Agreement.

Iceland's application for membership of the European Union (2010/2746(RSP))

Members welcome the decision of the European Council to open accession negotiations with Iceland, as well as the prospect of having as a new EU Member State a country with a strong democratic culture. The Resolution highlights the excellent cooperation in the framework of the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee and expects an equally fruitful collaboration in the new EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee.

It welcomes the Icelandic Government's reaction of readiness to conclude the Icesave negotiations.

Iceland is encouraged to adopt fisheries-policy measures that would allow it to make the transition towards introduction of the Common Fisheries Policy and at the same time insists that Iceland cease all whaling and drop all the reservations it has lodged with the International Whaling Commission.

Iceland's accession to the EU is a strategic opportunity for the EU to play a more active and constructive role, and also to contribute to multilateral governance, in the Arctic Region.