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BDRO 1660A - European Economic Law

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course is divided into three parts: The first part presents the historical, political and economic context in which the Internal Market of the EU was founded and the Institutions introducing the guidelines of the European economic policy. The objective of an open economy market with free competition is based on the respect of four fundamental freedoms: free movement of goods, free movement of persons, freedom of services and free movement of capital and payments. Their analysis will constitute the core of the second part of this course and will be done in the light of recent challenges for the European Institutions, such as the Greek crisis or UK's recent referendum in favor of Brexit. Furthermore, specific instruments ensuring equal juridical chances for all economic operators of member states complete the general frame in each field of law. Therefore, a third part of the course examines the regulation of the internal market and the drafting of rules preserving free competition, but also the Europeanization of rules on corporate law and intellectual property law.


GARDOUNIS, Emmanuel (Professeur)

Course validation

The validation of this course will be the result of three notes : - A written essay in group (30% of the note) ; - Attendance note (30% of the note) ; - Written exam (40% of the note).

Required reading

  • C. BARNARD, The Substantive Law of the EU, the Four Freedoms, 4th edition, Oxford, 2013
  • S. WEATHERILL, Cases & Materials on EU Law, 10th edition, Oxford, 1. The Evolution of the EU, p. 3-23
  • K. LENAERTS, P. VAN NUFFEL, European Union Law, 3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, p. 195-202

Additional required reading

P. CRAIG, G. DE BURCA, EU Law, Text, Cases And Materials, 5th edition, Oxford, 2011, 17. The single market, p. 581-610.