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The EU Citizenship Directive: A Commentary

Elspeth Guild, Steve Peers, and Jonathan Tomkin


The EU Citizenship Directive defines the right of free movement for citizens of the European Economic Area. It applies to EU citizens and their family members who move to visit or reside in another Member State. This might at first seem like a straightforward definition, but immediately questions arise. Who determines if a person is an EU citizen at all? What about dual citizens of two Member States, or of one Member State and a non-Member State (a ‘third State’)? What is the position of EU citizens who move to one Member State, and then return to their home Member State? This book provides a ... More

Keywords: European Economic Area, EU Citizenship Directive, EU citizen, Member State, free movement rights, Court of Justice, European Commission, dual citizens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198849384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198849384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elspeth Guild, author
Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary University of London

Steve Peers, author
Professor, University of Essex

Jonathan Tomkin, author
Member of the Legal Service, European Commission