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

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 Spain and identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens and their family members in Spanish 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 Spain and identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens and their family members in Spanish 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.

Autor extern

Roberto Vallina Hoset (Roca Junyent, S.L.P., and Institute for European Studies of the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain) ; Carmen Roman Vaca (Institute for European Studies of the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain) ; Under the guidance of Milieu Ltd. (Belgium), Project Managers: Nathalie Meurens and Gillian Kelly