POSTS BY Suryapratim Roy

Turning EU Citizenship into a Viable Tool of EU Federalism

Dozens of years after the European Economic Community turned into the European Union, we are (still) speaking of the EU as an economic organisation. The Internal Market, which was one among many in a potential palette of the tools of integration became seemly the only tool . The Union has moved on from the customs union and the four types of free movement: it is about so much more now, compared even with 20 years ago. To present the Internal Market as the only tool of European Integration is thus most probably wrong. Yet, what should the alternatives be? What else can be deployed to underpin the core of EU integration next to the internal market? It is to respond to this question that a number of leading scholars on EU citizenship gathered in Oslo on September 13–14, 2013.

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