• Danish immigration law on citizenship and European citizenship. Case study of transnational marriages

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Feliks Krasouski is a young researcher with global views and bright cosmopolitan experience in immigration, citizenship and identity studies. He holds the Master degree in History with the Focus on European Studies from Malmö University (Sweden) in cooperation with Roskilde University (Denmark).)


“Danish immigration law on citizenship in the framework of European citizenship (a case study of transnational marriages)” deals with the complicated relationship between Danish national legislation on citizenship, EU rules and verdicts, and the implications for people caught in this legal-political conundrum. The research field is politically contested and historically complex with the possibility of different interpretations and, not the least, the result of different historical developments. Practical research material is based on couples (transnational marriages) between Danes and non-EU citizens who can’t build their families in Denmark and are forced to reside in Southern Sweden where immigration law is much flexible. Even though the European Court of Justice and other EU institutions show the tendency of protecting citizenship and family rights of EU citizens and their family members disregarding nationality, the conflicts between EU structures and national immigration legislations are rising. Tendencies to resolve these obstacles are moving in opposite directions. The main purpose of the given work is to show that citizenship is not a gift, it is a human right.

MATERIAS: Denmark, ECJ, EU, Family Reunification, Citizenship, Immigration

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