Write a 8 pages paper on how far are the member states of the european union free to protect their citizens by use of conflict of laws rules.
It is noticed by Muller (1999, 35) that “citizenship means the right to hold the common format European passport, to live and work anywhere on EU territory and to vote in and stand for local and European Parliament elections in other member states”. The Treaty on European Union, signed in Maastricht in 1991 has been a significant text regarding the establishment and the development of the Union. The above Treaty has become a fundamental text for any person who is interested in working within the Union.
In accordance with the relevant document, a right of citizenship is recognized to foreigners that would possibly meet specific requirements. At a next level, the study of Springer (1994, 1) proved that the above document “gives citizenship in the new European Union to the citizens of the member states. it gives authority to the institutions of the European Community to make policies of immediate concern to the new Eurocitizens”. As for the trade-related activities these should be organized in accordance with the needs of the countries (member states) and their financial institutions.
In a meeting held in Madrid in 1995, several issues arose regarding the conditions and the terms of partnership in the business sector of the international (and the local) community. The above meeting led to the creation of the New Transatlantic Agenda which includes all necessary information regarding the confrontation of any business activity. In accordance with the above plans, members of the European Union would have to follow a series of specific principles when designing their policies related to the activation of foreign firms in their territory.
In this context, the main target of policymakers in the case of New Transatlantic Agenda should be the application of the following principles/ ethics: “a) Promoting peace and stability, democracy and development around the world. b) Responding to global challenges. c) Contributing to the expansion of world trade and closer economic relations and d) building bridges across the Atlantic” (External Relations, 2004). .