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EU Law and the Welfare State: In Search of Solidarity

Gráinne de Búrca


This collection of essays addresses a topical subject of current importance, namely the impact of the European Union (EU) on national welfare-state systems. It aims to question the perception that matters of social welfare remain for Member States of the EU to decide, and that the EU's influence in this field is minor or incidental. The various essays trace the different ways in which the EU is having an impact on the laws and practices of the Member States in the area of welfare, looking at issues of social citizenship and the influence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as at the ... More

Keywords: European Union, welfare-state systems, Member States, social citizenship, Fundamental Rights, EU economic freedoms, competition law, free-movement law, general economic interest, health-care systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287413
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gráinne de Búrca, editor
Professor of Law, European University Institute, and Global Law School, New York University