Iceland to out do Ireland’s status as the island at the edge of the EU

Or, in other words, Iceland is to join the EU, it’s membership is to be fast tracked in record time, the Guardian had an exclusive* on the story this morning

Iceland will be put on a fast track to joining the European Union to rescue the small Arctic state from financial collapse amid rising expectations that it will apply for membership within months, senior policy-makers in Brussels and Reykjavik have told the Guardian.

I wonder how other countries who are looking to join will view this fast tracking?

* = The Guardian Style Guide says an exclusive is “term used by tabloid newspapers to denote a story that is in all of them.”