Course Code & Number:
Law of the European Union
(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits
The European Union’s (EU) law and legal order. Sources of community law: the treaties, derived law, international law. Relationship of Community Law to national law. Law making process in EU. The limits of EU law. EU citizenship. Social and economic regulations.
Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
1. Trevor Hartley, The Foundations of European Community Law (Oxford University Press, 2010), 7th edition.
1. Jean- Victor Louis, The Community Legal Order (European Commission, 1994), 3rd edition.
2. Catherine Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms (Oxford University Press, 2010) 3rd edition.
The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the scope of European Union law and legal order.
Law as socially constructed. Institutions. constitutional and administrative law. constitutive treaties. Agreements. Directives. acts of the EU member states. union acts. subsidiarity principle. human rights. general principles of law. third country agreements. accountability of the EU. Union citizenship. non-EU nationals. Enforcement. national responses. enforcement actions. supremacy of union law. Restriction of national powers.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Examine the EU’s various treaties and agreements
2. Compare acts of the EU member states
3. Describe EU acts
4. Analyze and evaluate European constitutionalism
5. Enumerate agreements with third countries
6. Portray law and its connected problems within a political and socio-economic background
7. Apply a constructivist approach and reveal that law is a social construct
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Assessment Methods and Criteria:
Test / Exam
Case Study Analysis