family reunion, EU citizens, Third country nationals
Why is there so much friction between EU citizens moving in the European Union and
state authorities regarding the third country national family members of those citizens?
What are the fears of state authorities and what are the objectives of mobile EU citizens
regarding their family members? Th is article examines these questions from an
interrogation of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. It investigates
the sources of disaccord or inadequate articulation between what EU citizens want and
what state authorities seek to control.