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Today (23 June 2016), the British cast their votes in the EU referendum. Prof. dr. Dimitry Kochenov recently wrote an interesting article on the likely consequences of Brexit for the status and rights of British citizenship. Can the fact that every British national is an EU citizen mitigate possible negative consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the plane of the rights enjoyed by the citizens of the UK? A summary of the article can be found

The European Commission has registered a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission to propose "a set of incentive measures, including support and monitoring, to develop citizenship education in curricula on all levels of formal education throughout Europe, aimed at shaping democratic citizens". The ECI is concerned with the "insufficient and incoherent…

On 28 April 2016, the UK High Court ruled in the case Harry Shindler MBE, Jacquelyn MacLennan -v- Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It held that Section 2 of the EU Referendum Act 2015 does not infringe the free movement rights of claimants Harry Shindler (a 94-year-old second world war veteran who lives in Italy) and Jacquelyn MacLennan (a lawyer who lives in Belgium), by disenfranchising the long-term expats for the upcoming…

Under the auspices of the European Commission, Professor Russell King (Professor of Geography, University of Sussex and Visiting Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University) and Dr. Aija Lulle ( Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies, University of Latvia) have published a timely report that snythesises the main findings from several European research projects dealing with migration. The…

Research paper written by consortium researcher Prof. PhDr. Vít Hloušek as part of WP4. Abstract: The paper deals with the history and political impact of “Moravist” or Moravian political representation. The movement that started already during the 1968/1969 period to rise claims of Moravian political autonomy or “home rule” and that was transformed after 1989 into a full-fledged political party to compete for chairs in the Czech diet and Czechoslovak federal parliament presents…

Research Essay published on 28 October 2015 in the online Social Policy and Society Journal, written by consortium researchers Prof dr. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Dr. Elaine Chase and Cecilia Bruzelius. Abstract: European migrant citizens and their social rights are strongly contested in British political debate. This article seeks to challenge some common concerns and perceptions regarding the exceptionality of the British welfare state and the alleged ‘costs’ to it from intra-EU…