Constructing the European Demos through External Action? The Case of Consular Assistance to EU Citizens

@inproceedings{Rasmussen2017ConstructingTE,
  title={Constructing the European Demos through External Action? The Case of Consular Assistance to EU Citizens},
  author={S. Rasmussen},
  year={2017}
}
This chapter analyzes the external dimension of EU citizenship, concretely the topic of consular assistance to EU citizens. It argues that the new Directive 2015/637/EU on consular assistance does not provide a supranational dimension to citizens’ protection outside the EU. By defining a limited role for the European External Action Service, this institutional legal act consolidates the intergovernmental character prevailing in the foreign affairs domain. While awaiting a treaty reform that may… Expand