The Impact of Union Citizenship on the EU's Market Freedoms

By Alina Tryfonidou

This book's aim is to consider the impact that the introduction and development of the status of EU citizenship has had on the interpretation of the EU's market freedoms. In the introductory part, the book starts by providing a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the status of EU citizenship and its development from 1998 onwards. It then provides an in-depth examination of the relationship between this status and the EU's market freedoms. The central argument is that, as a result of the move towards the creation of a meaningful status of EU citizenship, the market freedoms have been reconceptualized as fundamental, with citizenship, rights, and interpretation having been adapted accordingly. The book also analyzes the result of this process of transforming the market freedoms and considers where it is likely to lead in the future. It is shown that, despite the fact that this development appears to be the next natural step in the process of constructing a meaningful notion of EU citizenship, it brings with it a number of issues that the EU will have to consider and carefully address. In particular, the method which the Court seems, up to now, to have employed to facilitate the metamorphosis of the market freedoms into citizenship rights, has led to criticisms on the grounds of legitimacy and coherence and will, undoubtedly, lead to further problems in the future. Hence, after the book identifies the difficulties that may emerge as a result of this process, it suggests ways in which they may be overcome. (Series: Modern Studies in European Law) [Subject: European Law, Nationality Law]

Publication Date: 4/14/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849461672