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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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The Bulgarian Academy of Science has suggested the arrival of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, but also from EU accession countries can be used to tackle the demographic crisis Bulgaria has plundged into.
My own research studies in entrepreneurial behaviour have also thrown up some interesting and unexpected results in this area, especially when examining the potential impact of immigrant entrepreneurs from the so-called accession countries - such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia - on the UK economy.
I have recently been working with other academic colleagues to examine the potential impact of immigrant entrepreneurs from the so-called accession countries, including the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, on the UK economy.
Following the Commission's autumn package on enlargement and in the light of the Council's conclusions, the European Council will take the required decisions on possible next steps for particular accession countries.
It grants emergency aid to Member States and accession countries affected by major natural disasters.
He said they decided to send a combattant Gendarmerie Force to Afghanistan, adding that they would demand member states like Spain, Italy and Portugal as well as accession countries like Turkey to contribute Gendarmes to this force.
Work applications from the eight European Union accession countries fell to 29,000 in the last three months of 2008, compared to 53,000 in the same period the previous year, the Office for National Statistics said.
Roland Rudd, BNE chairman, said: "This expansion has transformed the accession countries, galvanised the European Union and also presented fresh opportunities for existing member states.
We are also looking to make strategic acquisitions and accession countries with emerging infrastructures, such as Poland, as well as the mature markets of Germany, France and Italy, may provide opportunities.
Scholars of education, and educators and trainers in a number of other fields investigate the impact of European integration and the enlargement processes on policies related to learning in the European Union and in the accession countries.
The issue of migrant labour needs to urgently be addressed and this is increasingly important with the recent accession countries such as Romania and Bulgaria which joined the EU in January.
LONDON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, "Demand From New EU Accession Countries to Drive Expansion of the European Centrifugal Pumps Markets" issued on 5 Mar 2007 08:30 GMT, by Frost & Sullivan over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the third paragraph was missing altogether.