REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland's new government said Sunday it will ask parliament to vote on whether the recession-hit country should start membership talks with the European Union.
Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir said a bill authorizing accession talks would be introduced when Iceland's parliament, the Althingi, resumes sitting on Friday.
"In the coming weeks the demand of the people of Iceland will be to find out what the EU has to offer to us," Sigurdardottir said. "It would not be fair for the Althingi to prevent that."................