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SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET AND EU COMPETITITON LAW

Composed of three modules, it offers students a greater knowledge of a specific and very important field of EU law, with broad practical implications in the daily life of citizens, making the student specialize in that field. Although the three modules are related, each is designed as a separate course so that a student can choose to follow only one, two or three of them.

 

PROFESSOR: JERÓNIMO MAILLO GONZÁLEZ-ORÚS 

MODULE I. SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET AND ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION 

Start: 01.09.2014

UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET 

1. Economic integration theory

2. The European case: objectives, history and achievements of European Economic Integration 

3. Negative and positive integration

4. Types of barriers to free movement: Basic treaty framework 

 

UNIT 2. FREE MOVEMENTS OF GOODS (I): TAX OBSTACLES  

1. Elimination of customs duties and charges having equivalent effect to a customs duty (EEC): Articles 28 and 30 TFUE

2.  Prohibition of tax discrimination. The case of the jurisprudence concerning Article 110 TFUE

 

UNIT 3. FREE MOVEMENTS OF GOODS (II). QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS AND MEASURES HAVING EQUIVALENT EFFECT (MEE)

1. The concept of Measurement of Equivalent Effect (MEE) before the Dijon case

1.1. Directive 70/50 and the Dassonville test pursuant to Article 34 TFUE  

1.2. Exceptions to Article 36 TFUE: public morality, public policy, public security, public health, artistic heritage and industrial and commercial property

2. Barriers to the free movement of goods arising from national rules that are applicable without distinction: the Cassis period

2.1. Analysis of mandatory requirements: consumer protection, fair trading, environmental protection

3. Case law after Cassis

3.1. Changes in precedents 

3.2. Keck and subsequent case law

4. Conclusions in the jurisprudence. Interactions between judicial and legislative measures

UNIT 4. FREE MOVEMENTS OF GOODS (III). OTHER RESTRICTIONS  

1. The adjustment of monopolies of a commercial nature (Article 37 TFUE)

2. State aids and coState aids and the control mechanism set out in Articles 107 et seq. from the perspective of Article 34 TFUE

 

UNIT 5. FREE MOVEMENTS OF PEOPLE (I). RIGHTS OF MOVEMENT AND RESIDENCE OF EUROPEAN CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

1. Evolution of the right to free movement. European citizenship and free movement 

2. Direct and indirect beneficiaries 

 

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