Expulsion of the Roma from France; A breach of EU law?

Andrew Seow Xian Wen   Ideal application of EU law Freedom of movement for EU citizens is enshrined in Articles 21 and 45 of the TFEU.[1] Before the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992, only the free movement of workers was facilitated, but this gradually expanded to involve all EU citizens. The CJEU decreed that freedom of movement for all citizens is “the destiny of the EU”,[2] and henceforth the modern trajectory of EU law has been towards that goal. Therefore, expulsions may be the most…

Case Comment: C-423/12 Reyes

  Re-posted from the Eutopia Law Blog   Adrienne Yong PhD Candidate at King’s College London   The recent developments in EU citizenship have been admittedly fairly quiet in comparison to the uproar after the ever controversial Zambrano case where the interpretation of citizenship provisions under Article 21 TFEU went astray. In the case of Reyes, the question concerns a clarification on the Directive 2004/38 and the meaning of ‘dependant’ under Art 2(2)(c). The case concerns third country nationals (TCNs), the cases of which have…

The European Citizens’ Initiative: Giving Voice to EU Citizens

Anastasia Karatzia PhD Researcher, School of Law, University of Surrey   Introduction The term European or, more precisely, European Union (EU) citizenship finds expression within a web of rights and responsibilities contained in primary and secondary EU legislation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of EU citizenship and as such an EU campaign entitled ‘The European Year of Citizens 2013’ has been launched to raise awareness of the general public about those rights and responsibilities. The campaign also aims to send the…

Lets have our EU laws? European Citizens’ Initiative is ready to be used

dr. Agne Limante  Post-Graduate Diploma candidate in EU Law, King’s College London; PhD in EU law, Vilnius University   On 1 April 2012 the Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative[i] came into force. It establishes the procedures and conditions required for a citizens’ initiative – the new tool created by the Lisbon Treaty granting EU citizens the right to ask for changes to European law (Article 11 TEU[ii] and Article 24 TFEU[iii])[iv]. Considering that that date chosen for coming into force coincided with April Fool’s day,…

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