This article argues that the practical difficulties and normative dilemmas at stake in theEuropean refugee crisis as a crisis of EU integration extend beyond refugee policies into whatwe may call‘the citizenship regime’of the European Union in ways that are consequential forrefugees, member states, and the European Union. It advances arguments for the relativelyrapid access to citizenship of refugees, demonstrates that this norm has at least some acknowl-edgment in the policies of EU member states and considers what further differentiation ofrefugees from other classes of migrant might be a part of developing a just and legitimateCommon European Asylum Regime. It argues that there are some reasons to favour a CEAS inwhich refugees receive EU citizenship prior to national citizenship in a member state.
David Owen, Refugees, EU Citizenship and the Common European Asylum System. A Normative Dilemma for EU Integration, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 2019