Should EU Citizenship Be Disentangled from Member State Nationality?
Should EU Citizenship Be Disentangled from Member State Nationality? (2019)
54 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2019 Last revised: 30 Apr 2019
Date Written: April 1, 2019
Should EU citizenship be disentangled from Member State nationality? Certainly, says Dora Kostakopoulou. By no means, argues Richard Bellamy. In the 2nd Global Citizenship Governance Forum, we have asked a number of eminent scholars to take sides in this timely and important question. Under the current legal regime, each Member State has the power to lay down the conditions for acquisition and loss of citizenship based on national interests, without necessarily taking into account a European (or other states’) interests. The Forum challenges the empirical and normative assumptions underlying such a regime and examines the idea of autonomous European citizenship, free of Member State citizenship, from historical, conceptual, comparative, and legal perspectives. Overall, the Forum addresses some of the fundamental problems of European Union citizenship and reflects on alternative remedies – their political feasibility, legal implications, and the future of Union citizenship after Brexit.
Kickoffs by Dora Kostakopoulou and Richard Bellamy; contributions by Jean-Thomas Arrighi, Rainer Bauböck, Richard Bellamy, Dimitris Christopoulos, Jelena Džankić, Eva Ersbøll, Oliver Garner, Dimitry Kochenov, Dora Kostakopoulou, Jules Lepoutre, Willem Maas, Liav Orgad and Daniel Thym; rejoinder by Dora Kostakopoulou.
The study is supported by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (# 716350). The views expressed in this publication cannot in any circumstance be regarded as the official position of the European Union.
Keywords: Citizenship, EU Citizenship Law, European citizenship, Nationality, Access to Citizenship, Citizenship Deprivation, Brexit
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