Heimssýn

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Heimssýn
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Formation June 27, 2002; 12 years ago (2002-06-27)
Type Non-governmental organization
Purpose Political (euroscepticism)
Headquarters Reykjavík, Iceland
Membership c. 3,500
Official language Icelandic (de facto)
Chairman Ásmundur Einar Daðason
Website Heimssyn.is

Heimssýn (English: World View) is an organisation of Icelandic eurosceptics opposed to Icelandic membership of the European Union (EU). It was founded in June 2002. Ragnar Arnalds, former MP and Minister of Finance, served as chairman of the organisation from its foundation until 2009. The current chairman Ásmundur Einar Daðason, MP for the Left-Green Movement, was elected at Heimssýn's national congress on November 15, 2009.[1]

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Since 2009, Heimssýn has become notorious for releasing two commercial advertisements on television in Iceland, both of which found to contain fictional information. In the first one, the group claimed that accession to the EU meant a loss of one's national identity, independence, and implied loss of freedom, all of which was dismissed by experts at the University of Iceland. The second one cause greater uproar due to claims that the government had started discussions with the EU over potential accession against the people's will, however application for membership was the main agenda of Samfylkingin when elected in 2009.[2]

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