EU Citizenship: Some Systemic Constitutional Implications

3(3) European Papers 2018, pp. 1061–1074.

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 3/2019

17 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2019 Last revised: 28 Apr 2019

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Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 2019

Abstract

European Citizenship, although derived from the nationalities of the Member States, came to play a significant independent role in reforming European constitutionalism in unanticipated ways by undermining some of the key assumptions underlying the notions of citizenship, equality and democratic accountability. Instead of lingering merely as a super-structure atop Member State nationalities, it instead reshuffles the constitutional basics and not all Europeans emerge as winners as a result. This brief essay provides an introductory background for the special section on EU citizenship and rights of European Papers 3(3), 2018 and outlines some of the core tensions which EU citizenship brings to light.

Keywords: EU Citizenship, Conferral, Wholly Internal Situations, Democracy, Federalism

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry, EU Citizenship: Some Systemic Constitutional Implications (February 2019). 3(3) European Papers 2018, pp. 1061–1074.; University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 3/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331656

Dimitry Kochenov (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK
Netherlands

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