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„Brexit” – konsekwencje dla obywateli Wielkiej Brytanii jako eksobywateli Unii Europejskiej
“Brexit” – consequences for UK citizens as ex-citizens of the European Union

Author(s): Stefan Marek Grochalski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Brexit referendum; The European Union Citizenship; democracy; freedom of movement

Summary/Abstract: The results of the referendum regarding the UK leaving the European Union indicated that the majority of British citizens, who are also citizens of the EU, decided to leave the European Union. The citizens’ decision has serious legal consequences arising from Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This is the first case of a state leaving the European Union, which raises many questions. In the presented material, the institution of referendum is being analyzed as a form of direct democracy as well as, in this context, the effects of Brexit affecting directly the citizens of Great Britain – ex-citizens of the European Union.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2016
  • Issue No: 4 (1)
  • Page Range: 9-22
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish