The concept of EU citizenship: past, present and future dimensions
School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law
This dissertation was written as
part of the
LLM in Transnational and European
Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law
at the International Hellenic
The topic revolves
around the concept of EU citizenship and endeavours to address
It constitutes an effort
to delineate the
Member State national
based on the
of European citizen
and to promote
they are given
the opportunity to enjoy
at the same time
mind the obstacles that may stand in their
It also tries to monitor the progress
that has been achieved in the area of EU citizenship since introduction of the concept
the Treaty on the European Union at Maastricht
The role that EU institutions have played in the establishment of the
is especially analysed.
Attention is drawn to rulings of the Court of Justice
which proved to be
extremely significant for
of EU citizen rights. Additionally,
the Commission’s stance is presented as part of the
wider effort to
raise awareness and disseminate good practices.
The contribution of Prof. Dr. Thomas Papadopoulos to the development of the
dissertation has been
Firstly, he very willingly accepted the
topic I proposed and set the basic guidelines for me to follow.
In addition, he provided
me with useful insights into the matter
and guided me towards the right direction with
suggested reading and bibliography.
Moreover, he pinpointed weak points and
proposed ways that I could enrich my arguments.
Mostly, he showed
towards the reason that made me delay contact
and start my dissertation
very precious remarks on my writing
broadened my way of thinking.