Accession Country


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Accession Country

In international relations, a country that is a prospective member of the European Union. In order to qualify as an accession country, a state must have a democracy with a market economy, it must respect human rights, and it must accept the aims of the European Union. In order to actually join the EU, a treaty stating such must be ratified by both the accession country and the European Parliament.
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In fact, there is no real difference between the rate of entrepreneurial activity of accession country immigrants and those born and living in the UK, despite the former having a stronger preference for business ownership.
Mr Phillips said that between July 2004 and March 2006, almost 5,700 Accession country nationals registered as bus, lorry and coach drivers.
The practice of deporting accession country asylum seekers is still continuing, garda sources have confirmed.
Poland is the largest EU accession country with some 40 million inhabitants, and given the expected investments in infrastructure, financed by European Funds, it is an important growth market.
In the 19th century it was the Irish, in the 21st it is the Poles and other accession country nationals.
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