The Ministers discussed EU Affairs, mackerel and Icesave.
Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Iceland's chief negotiator in the accession negotiations with the European Union, attended a meeting this week with EU Ministers of European Affairs and candidate countries. Stefan Füle, EU commissioner for Enlargement participated in the meeting as well. The meeting took place in Dublin as Ireland took over the EU Presidency on 1 January.
The coalition parties in Iceland have reached an agreement on the continuation of Iceland's accession negotiations in the run up to the parliamentary elections this spring.
Negotiations were launched this morning on six chapters in Iceland's accession talks with the European Union at an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) in Brussels. The Icelandic delegation was headed by Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson.