The Reach of Free Movement

  • Mads Andenas
  • Tarjei Bekkedal
  • Luca Pantaleo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Reach of Free Movement

  3. Justifications and Proportionality

  4. Fundamental Rights

  5. Looking Abroad

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-419

About this book


The reach of free movement within the EU Internal Market and what constitutes a
restriction are the topics of this book. For many years the tension between free movement
and restrictions have been the subject of intense discussion and controversy, and
this includes the constitutional reach of the rights conferred by the Treaty of Lisbon.
Anything that makes movement less attractive or more burdensome may constitute a
restriction. Restrictions may be justified, but only if proportionate. The reach of free
movement is fundamental to the Internal Market, both for the economic constitution
and increasingly for individual rights in a European legal order that provides constitutional
guarantees for rights, exceeding those of free movement. The interaction between
fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms to movement distinguishes the EU legal
order from the national legal systems.

The book falls into four parts, ‘The reach of free movement’, ‘Justifications and Proportionality’,
‘Fundamental rights’, and ‘Looking Abroad’. The clear discussion of the
fundamentals and dilemmas regarding the subject of this book should prove useful for
academics, practitioners, graduate students as well as EU officials and judges wishing
to stay updated on the ongoing scholarly debate regarding relevance to case law.

Mads Andenas is Professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo and
at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of

Tarjei Bekkedal is Professor at the Centre for European Law, University of Oslo and the
Chair of the Norwegian Association for European Law.

Luca Pantaleo is a Lecturer in EU law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, who
obtained a Ph.D. in International and EU Law in 2013 at the University of Macerata
in Italy, and who was previously a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute and
Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg.


Free Movement EU Internal Market Treaty of Lisbon Proportionality Restrictions Fundamental Rights Fundamental Freedom External Relations Constitutional Reach of Rights Economic Constitution

Editors and affiliations

  • Mads Andenas
    • 1
  • Tarjei Bekkedal
    • 2
  • Luca Pantaleo
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Faculty of Public Management, Law and SafetyThe Hague University of Applied SciencesThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information T.M.C. Asser press and the authors 2017
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-6265-194-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6265-195-1
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