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KEUR 2215A - Regulating the European Internal Market

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The European internal market has contributed significantly to growth, competitiveness and employment in the European Union. It has had and continues to have major economic, social and political significance for European integration. In class, we will first identify the different steps necessary to achieve the organization and the functioning of the internal market, which is the highest level of market organization. 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 various policies of the Member States as one of the core legal disciplines which inform the law of the internal market place. The class will focus in particular on the rules governing the free movement in the European Union. Therefore, the free movement of goods, services, persons will be our main focus. We shall also pay attention to the provision of the Treaty which allow the Union legislator to enact regulatory measures aimed at the approximation of national provisions which have as their object the establishment and the functioning of the internal market. Finally, we shall also devote some time to the free movement of European citizens, a non-economic freedom which is closely linked to the four freedoms.


  • MUNOZ, Rodolphe (Administrator at the EFTA Surveillance Authority)
  • PETTI, Alessandro (Doctorant)
  • STREHO, Imola (Secrétaire générale à l'École doctorale - Former référendaire at the European Court of Justice / Associate Professor)

Pedagogical format

During the classes we will keep lecturing to the minimum and engage in discussion with the students. Therefore, for each class you must read the assignments specific to the topic of the class beforehand and be able to discuss them in depth. This preparation is necessary to follow classes proactively. The class will focus mainly on legal, but if necessary also on economic and political issues.

Course validation

Students will be graded according to the ECTS system used at Sciences Po. The final exam is a 3/4-hour long open-book exam and will count for 50% of the final grade. A mid-term exam, counting for 50% of the final grade, will be organized during the semester. Class participation may allow obtaining a higher grade.


Every course will necessitate the reading of at least one document in order to follow more easily the course. This could be a Directive, a Regulation or a Communication of the Commission.

Required reading

Craig and de Burca, EU Law, Text, cases and materials, OUP, 5th edition, 2011