European Papers (2020-04-01)

Citizenship, Coronavirus and Questions of Competence

  • Stephen Coutts

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2020 5, no. 1
pp. 429 – 432


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(Series Information) European Papers - A Journal on Law and Integration, 2020 5(1), 429-432 | European Forum Insight of 25 April 2020 | (Table of Contents) I. Introduction. - II. Restrictions of rights in the face of crisis. - III. Compatibility with EU law. - IV. Free movement, restrictions and competences in the Union in the face of crisis. | (Abstract) Restrictions on movement imposed in all Member States have necessarily resulted in a restriction of free movement rights of Union citizens, albeit in an incidental manner. These restrictions are nonetheless facilitated by the relevant provisions of primary and secondary law. This is appropriate in light of the multi-level system of competences of the Union and represents a strength of Union law.