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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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We do have a veto on whether to unite with Turkey and other accession countries - on 23rd June we decide if we want to remain within an undemocratic system of governance that over 65 years has expanded from 6 to 28 countries, and is still expanding.
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.
CEER, commented its Vice-President, Tomislav Jurekovic on 18 March, "is an invaluable association for regulatory authorities not only from the EU28 and the European Economic Area, but also from accession countries seeking to apply the EU energy acquis".
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.
Almirall, an international pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Spain, is the exclusive distribution partner for Sativex in the EU, excluding the UK, and EU accession countries, as well as Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Mexico.
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."
An analysis of HESA data from 2002/03 to 2005/06 found that: (1) There was a growth in the numbers and the proportion of young people from the Baltic States, Eastern Europe and late accession countries (including Cyprus and Malta) and a decline in both the overall numbers and the proportion of students coming from EU founder nations and other western non-founder nations; (2) Business and administration studies appeared to be both the largest and fastest growing course, although the proportion of applicants for such places declined amongst the seven non-UK non-founder nations.
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. They focus on countries of Central and Eastern Europe that either have joined the Union or are expected to, but say the issues they consider also concern the entire Union.
New EU Accession countries such as Poland and Estonia showed the largest upturn in imports of British produce.