3 ECTS credits
90 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 6016811FNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Law and Criminology
International and European Law
Educational team
Tony Joris (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
64 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

This course covers several aspects of EU economic law.

The course consists, on the one hand, of interactive guest lectures on the EU Internal Market, and on the other hand, of a series of interactive guest lectures dealing with several current European economic law issues.

During the academic year 2021-2022, several lectures were given by Prof. L. Prete on 'The EU Internal Market' and by Prof. P. Blizkovsky on 'The new economic governance of the EU and the European Banking Union'. Prof. J. Faull talked about 'The implications of Brexit for the EU internal market', A. Pahladsingh about 'The internal market and migration in the EU', and, finally, Prof. S. van der Jeught gave a lecture on 'Linguistic diversity and the EU internal market'.

Course material
Course text (Required) : Materials, prepared by the guest speakers, Guest speakers (eds.)
Additional info

The students are informed, via e-mail, of the content and learning outcomes of this course.

The students also gather knowledge through self-study.

Recording (audio-visual) of the lectures is not allowed.

Credit and exam contracts are not possible.

Learning Outcomes

Algemene competenties

The students must be able to explain the components of the Internal Market of the European Union and why it is the "nucleus" of the European construction. They are also expected to reflect in a critical manner on the other aspects of EU economic law, covered by the guest speakers.


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Examen Schriftelijk with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation

Written exam (closed book).

Examples of exam questions (questions depend on the content of the lectures):

- free movement of goods: name and explain the most important judgments of the European Court of Justice;

- free movement of persons: which rights does the TFEU provide to eliminate obstacles to the free movement of workers?;

- what qualifications are required from companies to be able to invest in another Member State of the European Union?;

- what are the qualifications required from a person to be able to provide services in another Member State of the European Union?;

- name and explain the legal and non-legal instruments adopted by the European Union and the Member States of the Eurozone following the debt crisis. Provide and discuss the obligations of the Member States under these instruments ('carrot-and-stick method').

The students may, at their request (tony.joris@vub.be), inspect the copy of their exam paper within five calendar days after the announcement of the exam results. Within the same period, they may also ask for a clarification of their exam result (see also the 'Teaching and examination regulations').

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of International and European Law: Standaard traject