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.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
English
Faculty
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department
International and European Law
Educational team
Tony JORIS (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

This course analyses several aspects of EU economic law.

The course consists, on the one hand, of lectures on the Internal Market (taught by Prof. P. Mathijsen (13h)), and on the other hand, of a series of guest lectures, dealing with several current European economic law issues (13h).

During the academic year 2012-2013, the guest lectures dealt with the following topics: "New economic governance of the European Union", "State aid compliance in the financial sector" and "Private competition litigation".

Course material
Course text (Required) : Materials, distributed by the guest lecturers, Guest speakers (eds.), Latest edition, VUB
Handbook (Required) : A Guide to European Union Law, Mathijsen, Latest edition, London, Sweet & Maxwell
Additional info

The students also gather knowledge through self study.

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

Learning Outcomes

General competencies

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. The students are also expected to reflect in a critical manner on the aspects of European economic law, covered by the guest lecturers.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 50% of the final mark.
Written Exam determines 50% of the final mark.

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

  • Examen Mondeling with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Note: Lectures on the Internal Market

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

  • Examen Schriftelijk with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Note: Guest lectures

Additional info regarding evaluation

Oral (lectures on the Internal Market) and written (guest lectures) part.



Calculation of the grade: 1/2 for the oral and 1/2 for the written part.

 Examples of exam questions:

- free movement of goods: name the most important judgments of the ECJ and explain;

- free movement of persons: which rights does the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 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?;

- explain the amendment of article 136 TFEU which is now being ratified by the Member States of the European Union;

- explain briefly the recommendations of the task force “Economic Governance” to the European Council.

- what are the main benefits of public enforcement of competition law?

- following the financial crisis, the European Commission made use and still makes use of article 107, par. 3 b) TFEU in order to allow EU Member States to grant aid to banks. Explain. Was and is the use of this provision justified?

Academic context

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