Long-term resident third-country nationals in the European Union: Normative expectations and institutional openings

Theodora Kostakopoulou

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Abstract

Long-term resident third-country nationals in the European Union are no longer invisible. The Communitarisation of migration-related matters by the Amsterdam Treaty has opened up possibilities for the development of a comprehensive, legally binding and less restrictive framework as regards long-term resident third-country nationals. The Commission's recently proposed directive aims at harmonising national laws governing the acquisition and scope of long-term resident status and granting long-term resident third-country nationals free movement rights within the Union. Although the grant of European denizenship is a welcome development, it should be seen as a first step towards equal membership and full political inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-462
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • European citizenship
  • European migration policy
  • Free movement
  • Multiculturalism
  • Third-country nationals

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