Auteursarchief: Hanneke van Eijken

Hanneke van Eijken

Over Hanneke van Eijken

Hanneke van Eijken is universitair docent Europees recht en postdoc onderzoeker bij het project BEUcitizen. In 2013 heeft ze haar proefschrift "European citizenship and the constitutionalisation of the European Union" afgerond. Hanneke onderzoekt in haar proefschrift de rol van het Europees burgerschap in het proces van constitutionalisering van de Europese Unie. Haar onderzoeksthema's zijn: Europees burgerschap, bevoegdheidsverdeling, het vrije verkeer, democratie en grondrechten.

EU citizenship: a slipping anchor to hold on to rights? Brexit and the consequences for EU citizens with British nationality

This summer many European citizens woke up in shock. Whilst reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, scrolling on Facebook, having breakfast, we learnt that a small majority of the voters in the Brexit referendum voted to leave the European Union. Not only does the (potential) Brexit have consequences for the internal market and the economic and social rights of EU citizens, but it also threatens their status as such. This is shocking for EU citizens with the nationality of another Member State residing in the United Kingdom, because their status will be redefined. For instance, in the future they will no longer be able to rely on equal treatment based on EU citizenship in the United Kingdom. Possibly even more shocked were British nationals, who might now actually lose their status as EU citizens, either living in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the European Union. This will significantly impact their possibilities to work, study, and take up residence in another EU Member State. Lees verder