Joining the European Union is in a total turmoil - simply because the support for it keeps decreasing.Actually, he is not the one to say it: he is quoting "Egill Helgason, a prominent talk show host at the Icelandic state broadcaster which has been known for talking positively about an Icelandic EU membership".
Popular opinion is ever stronger in its opposition to EU membership and how can one blame them. There is some apprehension that negotiations with the EU will not finish before the next general election that will very possibly bring in a completely anti-EU government. Then the Icelanders will have a membership agreement, no government to recommend it and public opinion opposing it. In fact, it will be all dressed up with nowhere to go.