Brexit, nationality and union citizenship : bottom up
Title: Brexit, nationality and union citizenship : bottom up
Author: JESSURUN D'OLIVEIRA, Hans U.
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2018/49; Global Governance Programme-317; GLOBALCIT
In this paper an inquiry is made into the reactions of Union citizens to the imminent Brexit and the uncertainty the unfinished negotiations bring. UK citizens seek to acquire the nationality of EU27 Member States, while EU27 citizens, residing in the UK, try to bolster up their position by acquiring UK citizenship. Key element in these activities securing freedom of movement is the acceptance of dual citizenship in the legislations concerned. Various avenues and legal barriers are explored and data about numbers of naturalisations and options are tentatively given. EU citizenship has come alive with Brexit.
Subject: Brexit; Nationality; Union citizenship; People’s (re)actions; Freedom of movement
Type of Access: openAccess