candidate countries

candidate countries
European Union
Candidate country status is conferred by the European Council on the basis of an opinion from the European Commission, drawn up following an application for membership of the European Union by the country concerned.
However, candidate country status does not give a right to join the EU automatically. The Commission scrutinises the application in the light of the accession criteria (Copenhagen criteria), while the accession process starts with the European Council decision to open accession negotiations.
Depending on their circumstances, candidate countries may be required to institute a reform process in order to bring their legislation in line with the community acquis and to strengthen their infrastructure and administration if necessary. The accession process is based on the pre-accession strategy, which provides instruments such as financial aid.
Accession depends on the progress made by the candidate countries, which is regularly assessed and monitored by the Commission.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Candidate of Philosophy — is any of the following academic degrees: a Bachelor s level, Master s level, higher than Master s level, or Doctorate level degree, depending on the country. In the United States The usual practice in the United States is for a graduate student… …   Wikipedia

  • Candidate of Law — ( cand. jur. or candidatus/candidata juris , in Sweden jur. kand ) is the degree awarded to jurists who have passed the law exam in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland after studying law for about 5 years. The Swedish jur kand is… …   Wikipedia

  • Countries bordering the European Union — This is a list of countries bordering the European Union, and its predecessor the European Communities, both at its current geographical extent and after all previous rounds of enlargement. Contents 1 2007 to present 2 2004 to 2007 3 1995 to 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • Officer Candidate School — or Officer Cadet School (OCS) are institutions which train civilians and enlisted personnel in order for them to gain a commission as officers in the armed forces of a country. How OCS is run differs between countries and services. Typically, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Write-in candidate — A write in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person s name. Some states and local jurisdictions allow a voter to affix a sticker with a… …   Wikipedia

  • List of countries' copyright length — This is a list of different countries and the length of their standard copyright in years. See copyright term. Although they are not countries, the list also includes entries for the European Union, Berne Convention, and the Universal Copyright… …   Wikipedia

  • Enlargement of the European Union — The territories of the member states of the European Union (European Communities pre 1993), animated in order of accession. Territories outside of the European neighbourhood not shown. The Enlargement of the European Union is the process of… …   Wikipedia

  • European integration — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union …   Wikipedia

  • Hungary — /hung geuh ree/, n. a republic in central Europe. 9,935,774; 35,926 sq. mi. (93,050 sq. km). Cap.: Budapest. Hungarian, Magyarország. * * * Hungary Introduction Hungary Background: Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro Hungarian Empire, which… …   Universalium

  • 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids — The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”