The social dimension of EU citizenship. A castle in the air or construction gone wrong?

T. Oršolić Dalessio

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This year is designated the “european year of citizens”. It marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the european union citizenship under the treaty of maastricht. It is important to ask what exactly will be celebrated on this occasion. Specifically, which rights did the european peoples gain by virtue of their so-called fundamental status of eu citizenship, and were the guarantees embedded in those rights satisfactory? this article will address these questions by focusing on the social rights field, a field which has been dramatically affected by the development of the european union citizenship concept.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-888
JournalGerman Law Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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