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This front matter section of the book titled Citizenship of the Union and Free Movement of Persons contains the table of contents and the introduction. The creation and development of the area of freedom, security and justice, now appears following the "communitarisation" brought about by the Treaty of Amsterdam has intensified interest in this particular area, in view of both enlargement and the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. The evolution of Community law over time and the gradual erosion of the sovereignty of the Member States benefit the Community and the European Union. It calls for constant vigilance in assessing the latest changes and their effect upon current law, whether it is Community law, national law or international law. Citizenship of the Union entails freedom of movement under the current Treaties and also under the constitutional Treaty, in which the unified treatment of the rules.

Keywords:citizenship; Community law; European Union; free movement; national law; Treaty of Amsterdam



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