Iceland is a small island situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with just over 300 thousand inhabitants. The foundation of our livelyhood lies in our natural resources; we must maintain sovereignty over our most valued assets, our economy, our culture and our future generations are depending on it. We can enjoy wide-ranging international cooperation without being tied up in the EU framework.It would be impertinent to add anything to that.
Given these circumstances, it is my firm belief that the future of our country is will be much better off outside European Union than inside.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Iceland's Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Jón Bjarnason, said at an international conference on coastal fisheries at Biarritz: