There is an agreement between the European Union and Turkey that grants special rights to Turkish nationals. In the past, the EU has concluded association agreements with countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and other countries that have joined the EU. These allowed nationals of these countries to work in the United Kingdom in a self-employed activity. Nationals of these countries, including people who arrived in the UK under the former Association Agreements, now have the right to work as self-employed in the UK, as they are members of the European Union. In order to ensure the implementation and progressive integration of the Association, the Contracting Parties shall meet within an Association Council acting within the framework of the powers conferred on it by this Agreement. .