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
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 (13h), and on the other hand, of a series of interactive guest lectures dealing with several current European economic law issues (13h).

During the academic year 2017-2018, Dr. L. Prete lectured on "The EU Internal Market". Prof. P. Blizkovsky (Council of the EU/Mendel University, VUB) gave several lectures on "The New Economic Governance of the EU and the European Banking Union". Mr L. Flynn (European Commission/King's College London) gave two lectures on "EU State aid control" and Prof. J. Faull talked about "The implications of Brexit for the EU Internal Market".

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

The students also gather knowledge through self study.

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

Credit and exam contracts: 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. The students are also expected to reflect in a critical manner on the 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.


Examples of exam questions (depending 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");

- name and explain the European Commission communications, dealing with State aid to banks following the financial crisis.


The students may, at their request, 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 the Teaching and examination regulations).

Academic context

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