Constitutional Provision on EU Citizenship – The Case of Croatia

Dutch Constitutional Law Review, Volume 2, 2011

15 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2012

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Tina Orsolic

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 27, 2011

Abstract

Croatia is the first State to adopt a provision concerning European citizenship in its Constitution: None of the current EU Member States’ Constitutions include such an article. Three issues concerning this provision are of interest. First, what is the legal effect of the inclusion of such a provision in the Constitution within the present context of European integration? Second, what were the reasons for Croatia to include this provision in the Constitution? Third, what consequences will this provision likely generate in the future? The article analyzes these questions and concludes that the adopted constitutional provision on European Union citizenship may turn out to be much less benign than would first appear.

Keywords: constitutional amendment, European Union citizenship, primacy of EU law, EU membership

Suggested Citation

Orsolic, Tina, Constitutional Provision on EU Citizenship – The Case of Croatia (April 27, 2011). Dutch Constitutional Law Review, Volume 2, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030765

Tina Orsolic (Contact Author)

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law ( email )

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