Mutual Recognition and Mutual Trust: Reinforcing EU Integration? Introduction

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Abstract: Throughout the years the principle of mutual recognition and the underlying principle of mutual trust have greatly contributed to the EU integration process. The recent migration and terrorist crises that have stroke the Union and its Member States with full force have placed the individual and the respect for fundamental rights in the centre of the discussion concerning the meaning and scope of mutual recognition and mutual trust. This special issue revisits mutual recognition and mutual trust, and discuss the principles from various perspectives.

Keywords: mutual trust – mutual recognition – fundamental rights – Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – integration – internal market.

European Papers, Vol. 1, 2016, No 3, pp. 861-864
2499-8249 - doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/108

* Assistant Professor, Utrecht University,
** Associate Professor, Utrecht University,



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