The EU Citizenship Directive: A Commentary (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198849384

Elspeth Guild; Steve Peers; Jonathan Tomkin
400 ページ
171 x 171 mm

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 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 comprehensive commentary of the EU's Citizens' Directive tracing the evolution of the Directive's provisions, placing each article in its historical and legislative context. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting the connections and interactions between the Directive's constituent provisions so as to permit a global appreciation of the system of free movement rights to which the Directive gives effect. Each provision is annotated containing a detailed analysis of the case-law of the Court of Justice as well as of related measures impacting upon the Directive's interpretation including European Commission reports and guidelines on the Directive's implementation. This fully-updated new edition includes dscussion of relevant case law since the first edition, and has been expanded to include detailed discussion of rights of EU and UK citizens after Brexit in the withdrawal agreement.


1 General Provisions
2 Right of Exit and Entry
3 Right of Residence
4 Right of Permanent Residence
5 Provisions Common to the Right of Residence and the Right of Permanent Residence
6 Restrictions on the Right of Entry and the Right of Residence on Grounds of Public Policy, Public Security, or Public Health
7 Final Provisions
8 Withdrawal Agreement


Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is also a partner at the London law firm, Kingsley Napley She is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.; Steve Peers is a Professor at the School of Law, University of Essex.; Jonathan Tomkin is a Member of the Legal Service, at the European Commission and is an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of European Law, KU Leuven.