EU Citizen

  • Antonio Bartolini


The chapter aims to analyse the status of EU citizenship, which is a general status that encompasses, as if it were a kind of holdall, all the special statuses that European law grants to individuals.

The rights of citizenship are granted not only to European citizens, but also to non-European citizens: the Chen case is a paradigm.

EU citizenship is weak: it is dual (and therefore derived from national citizenship) but does not have the typical characteristics of national citizenship; it is a citizenship without duties; and it encompasses a proliferation of special statuses. It is instrumental to market integration rather than to social and political integration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law Department University of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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