European Law: The Basics


This course aims at providing a basic understanding of the development, nature, functioning, and activities of the European Union. It provides a solid basis for the advanced study of European law and is designed for students without a background in European law. The course is taught as a "crash course" in the beginning of the academic year.


1. History of the European integration process.

2. Sources of EU Law (primary and secondary law).

3. Introduction to the EU institutions (European Parliament, Council, Commission, Court of Justice ) and EU legal order.

4. Brief introduction to selected areas of EU law (e.g. internal market).

Key words: 
EC/EU Law - the basics; history of the European integration process; sources of EC law; introduction to EU institutions and EU legal order
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