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“A New Hope or a False Start?” New post on the European Citizens Initiative to create a European Free Movement Mechanism on the European Law Blog

On 11 January 2016, the European Commission registered a European Citizens Initiative to create a “European Free Movement Instrument”. The purpose of the Initiative is to lobby the European Union institutions to create a mechanism by which individuals may be directly granted the rights of free movement provided by EU citizenship. This may prove to either be a “new hope” for UK nationals who wish to retain their European status after Brexit, or a “false start”. This post for the European Law Blog analyses the proposal. 

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