|Renouncing EU Citizenship
||Dear Sir George,
I wrote to you on 26th June this year and you confirmed to me that European Union Citizenship was "given" to me by the Treat of Maastricht which our Government signed at the time.
As this is not something I want or have ever requested, can you please tell me how I can renounce this "extra" citizenship with legal effect. If I ever want to be a citizen of another state or Country I will apply for such.
|Date Issue Raised:
||19 Aug 2003
||Thank you for your inquiry which I have forwarded to the MEP for Hampshire, Roy Perry. He will be in touch with you shortly.
This is his reply.
"Sir George Young MP has passed to me a copy of your enquiry regarding European Union Citizenship.
I do not believe that this is something you can "renounce" as requested.
Article 8 of the Maastricht Treaty is very clear that if you are a citizen of any of the EU Member States that you are also a citizen of the EU, "Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the
There is no mention of how such citizenship may be revoked, other than obviously by seeking nationality of a country that is not within the EU."