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KDEC 7085 - EUROPEAN ECONOMIC LAW

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None.

Course Description

The European internal market is the world's largest domestic market. It has contributed to growth, competitiveness and employment in the European Union and has been a pivotal force for European integration after WW2. The continuously evolving body of internal market law has significant economic, social, and political implications for people living in Europe. In class, we will first identify the different steps necessary to achieve the organization and the functioning of the internal market. The class will focus in particular on the rules governing the four internal market freedoms in the European Union, namely free movement of goods, services, workers, and capital. We will then identify the obstacles to free movement and conduct a contextual and functional analysis of the prohibition against obstacles and discrimination in the policies of the Member States. We shall also pay attention to the provision of the Treaty that allows the Union legislator to enact measures aimed at the approximation of national provisions with the view to ensure the functioning of the internal market. The working method of this course will mainly be a close reading and discussion of cases decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which means that participants will be trained in carefully analysing the legal reasoning of the court. During the final class, we will organize a moot court competition, which will give the students practical experience in the field. Please bring the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), either in hard or electronic copy to each seminar (you will find them on ENTG and online in the Official Journal of the EU, C 115, 9 May 2009, p. 1-200). In addition to the required reading assigned for each class, we also recommend the following book as a source of reference: Catherine Barnard, Substantive Law of the EU, OUP, 4nd ed., 2013 or 5th ed., 2016.

Teachers

  • EKLUND, Hanna (Post-Doctorant at the École de droit of Science Po)
  • STREHO, Imola (Secrétaire générale à l'École doctorale - Former référendaire at the European Court of Justice / Associate Professor)

Course validation

Examination on Moodle or written exam. Class participation is essential and an integral part of the final grade.

Workload

The course requires serious preparation ahead of each seminar. Serious preparation means that each text assigned should be read at least once, reflected upon, read again (if necessary) and discussed with other students.

Additional required reading

The material assigned for each class