Obstacles to the Right of Free Movement and Residence for EU Citizens and their Families: Country Report for Germany

15-06-2016

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE and PETI Committees, analyses the current status of transposition of selected provisions of Directive 2004/38/EC in Germany and identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens and their family members in German national law and practice. The study also examines discriminatory restrictions to free movement, measures to counter abuse of rights and refusals of entry and residence rights, in addition to expulsions.

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE and PETI Committees, analyses the current status of transposition of selected provisions of Directive 2004/38/EC in Germany and identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens and their family members in German national law and practice. The study also examines discriminatory restrictions to free movement, measures to counter abuse of rights and refusals of entry and residence rights, in addition to expulsions.

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Ferdinand WOLLENSCHLÄGER and Jennifer HÖLZLWIMMER (University of Augsburg, Germany) ; Under the guidance of Milieu Ltd. (Belgium), Project Managers: Nathalie Meurens and Gillian Kelly