Ilyas Bilor also opposed the idea to pay amount to rulers of acceding
states and said that if government wants to give financial assistance to the rulers then there must be some fixed criteria and payment should not be on like or dislike basis.
The minor importance of the acceding
states to the New Zealand economy is a logical consequence of such circumstances.
Our purpose is to assess whether the EU acceding
countries belong to the same optimum currency area as current members of the monetary union.
Fiscal policy has undergone profound changes in the acceding
countries during the transition process and will need to face up to substantial challenges in the years to come.
TEI recommends that the EC, the Member States, and the Acceding
Countries develop transitional rules to ease the administrative burdens on businesses and minimise the potential disruption of cross-border trade.
An ASEAN official, who declined to be named, said that an Australian deputy minister has threatened to make an issue out of Myanmar's slow progress toward democracy, violence in Thailand's southern region and corruption in some countries if ASEAN does not stop pushing Australia on acceding
to the treaty.
And, he goes on, "the medium- to long-term prospects are better still": educational attainment statistics in the region are encouraging, public expenditure on education is high, and training of the current workforce is already at the same level in the acceding
states as it is in Germany and France.
First, what is the appropriate time span, in economic and political economy terms, for individual acceding
countries to fulfil the Maastricht convergence criteria?
The Deputy Speaker deferred the Rules of Acceding
States (Abolition of Privy Purses and Privileges) Amendment Bill 2009 for further consultation.
The Pakistani government said Monday said it is making every effort to secure the release of a Pakistani citizen taken hostage by an armed group in Iraq but reaffirmed its policy of not acceding
to the demands of hostage takers.
Bill's March 22 letter discussing TEI's concerns about delays in VAT registrations in the acceding
Management of EU agricultural funds and upgrading agri-food establishments such as slaughterhouses to meet EU norms are the chief outstanding concerns related to the acceding
countries' remaining preparations for EU membership on May 1.