It is reported that countries will join the EU through gradual association, according to the new rules.
"The implementation of the reforms is envisaged by a seven-stage step-by-step process during which the candidate country will gain access to selected EU programs and funds before reaching full membership at the final stage," the report said.
Note that the proposal of France is called the result of consultations with Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.
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At the moment, the beginning for expansion is the opening of accession negotiations with candidate countries, covering 35 separate branches of European law. After the candidates agree to carry out the necessary reforms, they are accepted as full members.