The value of EU Citizenship lies in its scope and effectiveness tied to the freedoms at the basis of that community of member states and peoples.
In these three short articles, we look at the historical development and current state of citizenship in the European Union, also considering the consequences for citizenship of the projected divorce of the United Kingdom from the rest of European Union family of nations.
We also note that the European Union still managed to develop its own citizenship notwithstanding that it is not a State, and that this European citizenship is a facet of being a national of an EU Member State, with the acquisition of nationality being firmly embedded in the sovereign power of each of the Member States.
There are times when, in Europe, one may get used to exercising everyday rights to the point when they are taken for granted. It is traumatic events, such as the vote for Brexit, that often serve to highlight the value of those rights applicable to a common European space.
These articles are meant to help us appreciate that value for each individual citizen.