The EU Citizenship Directive: A Commentary

Hardcover | February 16, 2014

byElspeth Guild, Steve Peers, Jonathan Tomkin

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The EU Citizenship Directive defines the right of free movement for citizens of the European Economic Area. It applies to EU citizens and their family members who move to another Member State. This might at first seem like a straightforward definition, but immediately questions arise. Whodetermines if a person is an EU citizen at all? What about dual citizens of two Member States, or of one Member State and a non-Member State (a "third State")? What is the position of EU citizens who move to one Member State, and then return to their home Member State? This book provides a comprehensive commentary of the EU's Citizens' Directive tracing the evolution of the Directive's provisions, placing each article in its historical and legislative context. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the connections and interactions between the Directive'sconstituent provisions so as to permit a global appreciation of the system of free movement rights to which the Directive gives effect. Each provision is annotated containing a detailed analysis of the case-law of the Court of Justice as well as of related measures impacting upon the Directive'sinterpretation including European Commission reports and guidelines on the Directive's implementation.The authors have drawn on their combined experience in academia, practice and the EU institutions to provide an engaging and critical account of the Citizenship Directive, approaching it directly from an EU law perspective.

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The EU Citizenship Directive defines the right of free movement for citizens of the European Economic Area. It applies to EU citizens and their family members who move to another Member State. This might at first seem like a straightforward definition, but immediately questions arise. Whodetermines if a person is an EU citizen at all? ...

Steve Peers is Professor of Law at the Law School of the University of Essex. He is a specialist in EU law, including EU free movement and immigration law, on which he has written extensively. He is the co-editor of Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (publication forthcoming) and of two editions of E...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:February 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705239

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. General Provisions2. Right of Exit and Entry3. Right of Residence4. Right of Permanent Residence5. Provisions Common to the Right of Residence and the Right of Permanent Residence6. Restrictions on the Right of Entry and the Right of Residence7. Final Provisions