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The Reach of Free Movement

October 2017 Editor: Prof Mads Andenas, University of Oslo, Norway
Editor: Prof Tarjei Bekkedal, University of Oslo, Norway
Editor: Dr Luca Pantaleo, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands



  • Published: October 2017
  • Pages: x + 419 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

The reach of free movement within the EU Internal Market and what constitutes a restriction are the topics of this book. For many years the tension between free movement and restrictions have been the subject of intense discussion and controversy, and this includes the constitutional reach of the rights conferred by the Treaty of Lisbon. Anything that makes movement less attractive or more burdensome may constitute a restriction. Restrictions may be justified, but only if proportionate. The reach of free movement is fundamental to the Internal Market, both for the economic constitution and increasingly for individual rights in a European legal order that provides constitutional guarantees for rights, exceeding those of free movement. The interaction between fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms to movement distinguishes the EU legal order from the national legal systems.

The book falls into four parts: ‘The Reach of Free Movement', ’Justifications and Proportionality’, ‘Fundamental Rights’, and ‘Looking Abroad’. The clear discussion of the fundamentals and dilemmas regarding the subject of this book should prove useful for academics, practitioners, graduate students as well as EU officials and judges wishing to stay updated on the ongoing scholarly debate regarding relevance to case law.

Mads Andenas is Professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo and at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.
Tarjei Bekkedal is Professor at the Centre for European Law, University of Oslo and the Chair of the Norwegian Association for European Law.
Luca Pantaleo is a Lecturer in EU law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, who obtained a PhD in International and EU Law in 2013 at the University of Macerata in Italy, and who was previously a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute and Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg.

Specific to this book:

  • Up-to-date analysis of the reach of free movement within the EU Internal Market and what constitutes a restriction
  • Chapters by leading authorities and a number of young scholars, active in various interconnected fields, such as European law, Constitutional law and Human Rights law, international law, global governance, European trade and commercial law, European Financial Services law, and procedural law.
  • The strength of the content lies both in its highly practical and theoretical applicability
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