This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320294

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EU Citizenship: reality or fiction? A Law&Literature approach to EU citizenship

September 14, 2015

Author: Pauline Phoa, Utrecht University, The Netherlands   1. Introduction (Ulysses:) O noble youth! and worthy of thy sire! When I like thee was young, like thee of strength And courage boastful, little did I deem Of human policy; but long experience Hath taught me,…

Construing Citizenship Rights in the EU Member States: Recent Adjudications of the European Court of Human Rights and the EU Court of Justice

Author: Nives Mazul Kumrić, University of Liège, Belgium   ABSTRACT Scholarly discourses aiming to conceptualise and contextualise the notion of citizenship have flourished in the last couple of decades. The scope of the highlighted areas has been wide and varied, spanning themes…

The Use of Personal Identity Numbers in Sweden and Denmark: A barrier to Union citizens’ enjoyment of free movement rights?

Author: Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius, University of Copenhagen, Denmark   ABSTRACT Formal and informal structures that organise society in a host member state can make it difficult for a non-national Union citizen to, in practice, access public and private services on equal terms with…

EU Citizenship and the Right to Family Reunification

Author: Dario Vaccaro   INTRODUCTION European citizenship is meant to bring the European Union closer to the nationals of the Member States and has been an important and vibrant part of the EU legal order in the past twenty years.1 Although the first two treaties, the European Coal…

Citizens’ Family Life in EU Regulations, with Particular Respect to Property Regimes

Author: Cinzia Peraro, Verona University, Italy   ABSTRACT European Union law in relation to family life is increasing and developing while continuing to have regard to Member State legislation, social values and traditions. The European perspective is apparent in two proposals for…

The ‘legal jungle’ of same-sex relationship recognition at the national and European level: a comparative constitutional law review

Author: Barbara Safradin, Utrecht University, The Netherlands   ABSTRACT The definition of ‘marriage’ varies across the European Union (EU). An increasing number of Member States is willing to or is in the process of including same-sex couples under the notion of ‘marriage’.…

Welfare beyond Contribution? European Social Citizenship and the Citizenisation Nexus between Rights and Duties

Author: Angelika W. Schenk, University of Bremen, Germany   ABSTRACT This study analyses the evolvement of European Social Citizenship, that is, non-economically active citizens residence and welfare rights as well duties across EU member states by raking the example of student mobility…

Restrictions of the EU Citizen’s Mobility: Preventing Social and Health Tourism

Authors: Angel Espiniella-Menéndez, Pilar Jimenez Blanco, University of Oviedo, Spain   ABSTRACT The restrictive perspective towards freedom of movement and freedom of residence of European Union citizens has been reflected in policy changes adopted in Spain in recent years,…

Free Movement of Disabled People in the EU: the case of returned migrants to Spain

Authors: Ana Rosa Argüelles & Luis Antonio Fernández Villazón, University of Oviedo, Spain   INTRODUCTION Without doubt, one of the key elements of citizenship of the European Union is the right to "move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States", recognized…

Europeanization, Citizenship and Belonging: Politics and Policies of Immigration and Citizenship in Croatia

Author: Vedrana Baricevic   Introduction Paper analyses how European standards in immigration and citizenship were implemented in Croatian immigration and citizenship regime in the course of pre-accession. Analysis departs from the understanding that the outcomes of EU-led reforms…