Disclaimer: The contents of this page are the sole responsibility of the organisers of the initiatives. The texts reflect solely the views of their authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Retaining European Citizenship
Commission registration number: ECI(2017)000005
Date of registration: 02/05/2017
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative:COMMISSION DECISION
Retaining European Citizenship as conferred under the Treaties.
To uphold the right of Union citizens to move and reside freely within the territory of Member States under objective conditions of freedom and dignity (Directive 2004/38/EC), and to safeguard citizens of the Union from use as bargaining chips in negotiations under Article 50 TEU, requests the Commission submit a proposal to retain the rights of EU citizenship for all those who have already exercised their freedom of movement prior to the departure of a Member State leaving the Union, and for those nationals of a departing State who wish to retain their status as citizens of the Union.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers:
Directive 2004/38/EC, Treaty establishing the European Community Articles 12, 18, 40, 44 and 52.
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
Anthony SIMPSON -