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Document 12008E020

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Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - PART TWO: NON-DISCRIMINATION AND CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNION - Article 20 (ex Article 17 TEC)
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OJ C 115, 9.5.2008, p. 56–56 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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  • Date of document: 25/03/1957
  • Date of effect: 01/01/1958; Entry into force See 11957E247
  • Date of signature: 25/03/1957; Rome
  • Date of end of validity: 31/12/9999
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  • Author: The Member States
  • Form: Treaty
  • Depositary: Italy - Government
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12008E020

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - PART TWO: NON-DISCRIMINATION AND CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNION - Article 20 (ex Article 17 TEC)

Official Journal 115 , 09/05/2008 P. 0056 - 0056


Article 20

(ex Article 17 TEC)

1. Citizenship of the Union is hereby established. Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union. Citizenship of the Union shall be additional to and not replace national citizenship.

2. Citizens of the Union shall enjoy the rights and be subject to the duties provided for in the Treaties. They shall have, inter alia:

(a) the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States;

(b) the right to vote and to stand as candidates in elections to the European Parliament and in municipal elections in their Member State of residence, under the same conditions as nationals of that State;

(c) the right to enjoy, in the territory of a third country in which the Member State of which they are nationals is not represented, the protection of the diplomatic and consular authorities of any Member State on the same conditions as the nationals of that State;

(d) the right to petition the European Parliament, to apply to the European Ombudsman, and to address the institutions and advisory bodies of the Union in any of the Treaty languages and to obtain a reply in the same language.

These rights shall be exercised in accordance with the conditions and limits defined by the Treaties and by the measures adopted thereunder.

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