publication . Research . 2012

Should EU Citizens Living in other Member States Vote there in National Elections?

CAYALA, Philippe; SETH, Catriona; BAUBÖCK, Rainer;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Italy
The core right of EU citizenship is freedom of movement within the territory of the Union. But EU citizens who live in a member state other than their homeland cannot vote in the national elections of that country unless they first acquire its citizenship through naturalisation. In several member states they also lose their right to vote in national elections of their country of origin when they have lived abroad for too long. A group of EU citizens has started a European Citizens' Initiative to propose EU citizens should have the franchise to vote in national elections of their country of residence. This working paper collects all the contributions to a EUDO CI...
free text keywords: EU citizenship, voting rights, democratic franchise, national elections, free movement
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