Border Regulation, Freedom of Movement and Citizenship in the Third Pillar of the EU: Conflicting legal agendas.
- Border Regulation and Control
- Free movement
Within the United Kingdom (UK) there has been a long proud tradition of strong regulatory and independent oversight with respect to its national border security and integrity. The UK is a confederation of regional states some of which have semi-autonomous devolved legislatures, yet it maintains a homogenous approach in respect of borders, citizenship and free movement. It has been a hallmark of UK membership of the European Union (EU) to 'opt-out and see', with respect to a range of EU projects and policies. The 'pick and choose' mentality of the UK seeks to retain sovereignty, appealing the euro sceptic political right while remaining central to EU law making.