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Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014
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Starts: Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Yes, EU immigrants do have a positive impact on public finances

The impact of immigration on Britain’s tax and welfare system is a key element in the debate over the country’s relationship with the EU. Yet contrary to received opinion, research shows that EU immigrants to the UK in fact relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contribute to the financing of public services.
5 November 2014

Prof. Christian Dustman
Dr. Tommaso Frattini
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Starts: Nov 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM

New Publication: EU Citizenship and the Market

Publication date: Nov 14, 2011 10:19:52 AM

Start: Dec 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM
End: Jan 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM

With contributions by Rainer Bauböck, Richard Bellamy, Christian Joppke, Dora Kostakopoulou, Dimitry Kochenov, madeleine kennedy-macfoy, Jonathan Scheele, Uta Staiger.


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 EU Citizenship and the Market
EUCZ.jpg The bulk of rights that come with EU citizenship are still related to the internal market. Are Union citizens therefore defined above all as consumers, workers or producers, rather than as politically empowered citizens? Is the increasing expansion of this “market citizenship” through ECJ rulings even undermining social solidarity? Or could these rights, which allow European citizens to move to and settle in another Member States, lead them to identify more closely with their fellow Europeans?

28 pages, A4

This publication is the outcome of a year-long project, run by the UCL European Institute in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in London on “EU Citizenship and the Market: Rights and Identities in London’s European Communities”. The project sought to learn, convey and discuss information about the ways European citizens exercise their market-related rights when they move to, or do business with, another Member State. In particular, it aimed to understand if and how this experience affects their sense of identity and solidarity. The project involved two focus groups (in February and March 2011) composed of randomly selected EU nationals resident in London.

The project closed with a final conference (in June 2011) where its findings were presented and leading academics debated the nature and future prospects of Union citizenship before members of the public, including some of the focus group participants. This booklet comprises versions of all but two of the presentations from the conference.


Table of Contents


1 AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE: EU CITIZENSHIP AND THE MARKET
Jonathan Scheele

2 INTRODUCTION: THE IDENTITIES AND RIGHTS OF EUROPEAN CITIZENS
Richard Bellamy

6 THREE CITIZENSHIP REGIMES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Rainer Bauböck

11 NEW EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP: A MOVE BEYOND THE MARKET BIAS
Dimitry Kochenov

16 ON EUROPEAN IDENTITY
Dora Kostakopoulou

19 EU CITIZENSHIP AND IDENTITY: SOCIOLOGICAL AND LEGAL-INSTITUTIONAL VIEWS
Christian Joppke

21 EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH A GENDER LENS?
madeleine kennedy-macfoy

23 EU CITIZENSHIP AND CULTURE
Uta Staiger

26 FOCUS GROUPS I & II – SUMMARY NOTES
29 NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS


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