Course: European Law

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Course title European Law
Course code URO/XEP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction French
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Petrů Ivo, JUDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. History of the European integration. 2. Principles and methods of the European integration. 3. Review of institutional structure of the EU. 4. Council of the European Union; Presidency: structure and functionning. 5. European Commission: structure and functionning. 6. European Parliement: structure and functionning. 7. European Court of Justice. 8. Legal system of the EU. 9. Primary legislation. 10. Secondary legislation. 11. Legislative procedures. 12. Division of the competences between member states and EU. 13. Application of the European community law - principles of direct and indirect effect, principle of primacy. 14. Introduction to the theory of the Common internal market. 15. Free movement of goods and Common trade policy. 16. Free movement of persons, European citizenship, Schengen acquis. 17. Free movement of services and capitals, common tax policy. 18. Common competition policy. 19. Economic and monetary union. 20. Common agricultural policy and Environmental policy. 21. Regional and social policy. 22. Other policies. 23. Common foreign and security policy. 24. Cooperation in the field of justice and internal affairs. 25. Recent ways of European integration. 26. Czech Republic in the EU.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The main objective of this course is to provide students with basic notions and institutions of the european law in French language.
At the end of the course, students will demonstrate a solid understanding of the institutional and legal frame of the European Union and the ability to communicate about it in both spoken and written forms.
No special prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Understanding of the subject. Active partipation (presentations). Written test for 66 % (max. 2 attempts).
Recommended literature
  • Borchardt, K.-D. l´ABC du droit communautaire. Luxembourg, 2000.
  • Degryse, Ch. Dictionaire de l´Union européenne. Paris, De Boeck, 1998.
  • Favret, J. M. L´essentiel de l´Union Européenne et du droit communautaire. Gualino, coll. ?Les Carrés?, Paris, 2001.
  • Hardy de Beaulieu. L´Union européenne. Namur, Presses universitaires, 1998.
  • Mounin, P. Les communautés européennes. L´Union européenne. Paris, 1999.
  • Rambaud, P. Aborder le droit communautaire. Seuil, coll. ?Mémo?, Paris , 1997.

Study plans that include the course
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