Law of Economic Integration in the EU (LAWS6982)


This unit of study focuses on the most important issues of European Economic Law and examines especially constitutional law elements of the European legal order. After an introduction to the history of European integration in general it gives an overview over the European Institutions and explains the interrelation between the EU and its Member States. The EU as the dominant European actor in all economic matters is discussed. The unit then gives an in depth analysis of the most relevant issues of European economic integration, esp. the EU internal market with its "fundamental freedoms" of goods, services, persons and capital as well as European fundamental rights. Furthermore, the unit examines EU competition and merger control law with its extraterritorial application as well as the basics of state aid law. The class concludes with a discussion of the EU external economic relations of the European Union. It also takes into consideration the question of market access of goods and services with an Australian origin and puts light onto public international economic law agreements between Australia and the European Union. Throughout the entire unit the interrelations of EU law and WTO-Law are paid attention to. Active participation of all participants is expected. Reading excerpts from textbooks and ECJ case law will be provided for preparatory reading.

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Sep 25, 26 & 29, 30 (9-5)


class participation (20%), 7000wd essay (80%)

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