Publication detailsSpaventa, E. (2007). Free Movement of Persons in the European Union. Barriers to movement in their constitutional context. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer.
- Publication type: Books: authored
- ISSN/ISBN: 9789041124708
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- Durham research online: DRO record
Author(s) from Durham
Drawing extensively on the entire body of applicable case law, this in-depth study analyses what the free movement of persons provisions of the EC Treaty have come to mean in today’s Europe. The author posits the emergence of a new constitutional dimension whereby the Member States bear considerable duties towards Union citizens qua citizens rather than just qua economic actors―a duty not to interfere with individual rights, a duty to respect individual rights, and a duty to protect individual rights—duties to be understood in the context of Union citizenship. Among the relevant issues scrutinised in the course of the analysis are the following:
• the refinement of the concept of discrimination;
• the notion of ‘non-discriminatory barrier’ and remuneration in relation to the free movement of services;
• non-discriminatory barriers to the freedom of establishment and the movement of workers;
• the inadequacy of the market access test;
• the notion of Union citizenship and its impact on the economic free movement provisions;
• the right to pursue an economic activity free of disproportionate market regulation.