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Citizenship of the Union
Any person who is a national of a Member State of the European Union (EU) is a European citizen. EU citizenship thus complements national citizenship without replacing it. An integral part of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EU citizenship confers nationals of Member States a series of rights. These include the rights to appeal to the Ombudsman, initiate legislative proposals (citizens’ initiative), and to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European elections. Citizens of the Union also enjoy freedom of movement and residence within the territory of the EU, as well as diplomatic and consular protection outside the Union from any Member State.
- The Stockholm Programme
- Action plan on the Stockholm Programme
- The Hague Programme: 10 priorities for the next five yearsArchives
- Charter of Fundamental Rights
- Putting the Charter of Fundamental Rights into practice
- The European Ombudsman
- Dismantling the obstacles to EU citizens’ rights
- Follow-up to the recommendations of the High-Level Panel on the Free Movement of Persons
- Reports on citizenship of the Union
- Action programmes
- RIGHT OF MOVEMENT AND RESIDENCE IN THE MEMBER STATES
- MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE
- ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: RIGHT TO VOTE AND TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE
- DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROTECTION