More rumours. Iceland could have joined the EU in 6 months

Other things have been rumoured to have happened such as the the G8 emergency videophone meeting do discuss the Icelandic situation a few days after the collapse in October 2008. There it was suggested that Iceland would join the EU on an emergency basis in only 6 months, and we would be bailed out our financial problems, at least they would have been made a lot easier. This was apparently put forward as an informal offer in NYC at a meeting that included Arni Matthisen and an Icelandic delegate. The trip to NYC was made in order to talk to the IMF and perhaps the Federal Reserve in the USA. The offer from G8 and the EU was refused by the Icelandic government. This suggestion was instigated by the French government according to sources.

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