However it seems, that the Icelandics are not playing Barosso's game,
Euro zone membership is not a "fail-proof" formula for economic success and the benefits for Iceland look less clear in the wake of the current debt crisis, Iceland's president told Reuters on Wednesday.Given that opinion polls in Iceland are firming strongly against EU membership, I don't think he needs to worry too much.
"The debate more than a year ago to apply for membership was that the global financial markets have developed in such a way that it was difficult to maintain a separate currency for a small nation," President Olafur Grimsson said in an interview with Reuters.
"But since then we have seen one euro country after another in serious difficulty. Most recently, what's happening in Ireland. So the advantages of having a different currency look less clear now," he said.