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#72 European Citizenship at a Crossroads. Enhancing European Cooperation on Acquisition and Loss of Nationality
#72 European Citizenship at a Crossroads. Enhancing European Cooperation on Acquisition and Loss of Nationality

Author(s): Sergio Carrera, René de Groot
Subject(s): Civil Society, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Politics and Identity
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Citizenship; European cooperation; Acquisition and Loss of Nationality;
Summary/Abstract: Are the Member States of the European Union (EU) free to take their own decisions concerning the acquisition and loss of nationality? European citizenship has progressively become the fundamental status of Member States’ nationals.Holding the nationality of a Member State constitutes the ‘master key’ to European citizenship. While the conditions for the acquisition and loss of nationality fall formally within member states’ national competences, their autonomy has been progressively remodelled as a result of international and European Union cooperation.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English