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Seminar Series: Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL)
Brexit opened the way for the ‘restoration’ of British sovereignty and, if an EEA model (or an EEA-like model) is not chosen following the activation of Article 50 TEU, EU citizens settled in the UK will be requested to apply for either UK nationality or permanent leave to remain. The same applies to UK nationals residing in other Member States who will lose their EU citizenship status. Unexpectedly, 3.9 million EU citizens have been transformed into ‘guests’ or ‘foreigners’ in communities they call ‘their own’. Although naturalisation in the state of residence might be seen to furnish a secure and fully recognised status for EU citizens, I argue that it is not an adequate policy option. The conceptual differences between national and EU citizenships are immense. In this article I explore the advantages and disadvantages of possible citizenship templates and propose an ‘EU protected citizen’ status for EU citizens.
Speaker: Professor Dora Kostakopoulou, University of Warwick
Professor Kostakopoulou’s paper can be found under her current research projects on her website.
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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 11th April 2018
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