Iceland's government agreed to slow down talks on joining the European Union as it prepares for parliamentary elections on April 27, according to a statement from the prime minister's office.
The government, formed by the Social Democrats and the Left-Green Party and which is lagging in opinion polls, said no talks on new policy areas with the EU would be opened. Negotiations under way would continue, but no decisions would be made.
"The coming months will be marked by the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iceland," the government said....
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