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Questioning EU Citizenship

December 2017

Supranational citizenship is controversial: it is politically contested, the object of prominent court rulings and the subject of intense academic debates. A collection with prominent authors from across Europe, which was published with Bloomsbury/Hart, examines this vexed question, paying particular attention to the Court of Justice. Offering analytical readings of the key cases, it also examines those political, social and normative factors which influence the evolution of…

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Ongoing Debates about a German ‘Immigration Act’

October 2017

Ever since the winter of 2015/16, immigration and asylum have been one of the hottest political topics in Germany. Corresponding rules and policies played a prominent role in the election campaign, in which several parties called for the adoption of an ‘Immigration Act’ (Éinwanderungsgesetz) with new rules on economic migration. In several contributions, Daniel Thym discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of such an immigration act, including the potential of a German ‘points…

The Irony of Brexit for Immigration Control

October 2017

The debate about the technicalities of Brexit is gathering momentum. While most discussions focus on future trade relations, acquired rights of Union citizens or the financial implications of leaving the EU, one topic receives surprisingly little attention, although it played a prominent role in the public debate prior to the Brexit referendum: immigration control. In his blogpost for the Verfassungsblog and EULawAnalysis, Daniel Thym shows that Brexit might make it more…

Annual Report of the German Expert Council

May 2017

In its 2017 report, the German Expert Council on Integration and Migration of which Daniel Thym is a member presents an in-depth analysis of the ‘opportunities arising from the crisis’ for German and European refugee policies. Two core messages are that a conditional right to mobility within labour markets for recognised refugees may be a complementary tool in the reform of the EU asylum system and that Germany should activate its standard structures instead of special programmes for…