Citizenship of the Union

Citizenship of the Union

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Citizenship of the Union

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These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Citizenship of the Union

Any person who is a national of a Member State of the European Union (EU) is a European citizen. EU citizenship thus complements national citizenship without replacing it. An integral part of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EU citizenship confers nationals of Member States a series of rights. These include the rights to appeal to the Ombudsman, initiate legislative proposals (citizens’ initiative), and to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European elections. Citizens of the Union also enjoy freedom of movement and residence within the territory of the EU, as well as diplomatic and consular protection outside the Union from any Member State.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Action programmes

RIGHT OF MOVEMENT AND RESIDENCE IN THE MEMBER STATES

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE

ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE

  • Voting rights and eligibility in European Parliament elections
  • Evaluation of the European Parliament Elections (2004)
  • Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROTECTION

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