120-0301/09 – European Union B (EU B)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Boris Navrátil, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation2021/2022
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAN075 Ing. Eva Kovářová, Ph.D.
NAV20 Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To describe and explain non-economic integration activities of the EC/EU, 2. To identify the main milestones of integration process deepening, 3. To discuss economic and non-economic integration effects in the EC/EU, 4. To recognise bottlenecks and discordant issues of the EU integration process, 5. To evaluate regulation requirements on the supranational level.

Teaching methods



The course deals with the European integration process. The focus is given to the deepening of the European integration and enlargement of the European Union. Both processes are supplemented with the Czech Republic issues.

Compulsory literature:

1.CINI, M., PÉREZ-SOLÓRZANO BORRAGÁN, N. European Union Politics. Oxford: University Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-9548637. 2.LELIEVELDT,H.,PRINCEN,S.:The politics of the European Union. Cambridge: University Press, 2011. 3.TEASDALE, A. The Penguin Companion to European Union. 4th ed. Penguin, 2012. ISBN 978-0141021188.

Recommended literature:

Kubicek, Paul. European Politics. Abingdon: Routledge, 2017, ISBN 978-1-138-67160-1. Baldwin, Richard, Wyplosz, Charles. The Economics of European Integration. Mc Graw-Hill, 2006. ISBN 0-077-103947. Bomberg, Elizabeth, Peterson, John, Stubb, Alexander: The European Union: How Does it Work? Oxford, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-920639-1.. McCormick, John.Understanding the European Union. 4th ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN 978-0-230-20102-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

current news monitoring, current news monitoring


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Introduction to the course - the objectives, syllabus, literature. 2.EU in overcoming the consequences of the economic crisis. Comparison with the economies of the U.S.A. and other global players. 3.Treaty on stability, coordination and governance in the economic and monetary union. The establishment of the banking and fiscal union. 4.Foreign and security cooperation EC countries. Western Union. 5.Evropean Security and Defence Policy. Defense dimension - EU-NATO cooperation. 6.Evropean Union and its enlargement to the East and Southeast Europe. 7.Neighborhood policy of the European Union. The Union for the Mediterranean. EU's Eastern Partnership. 8.EU-U.S.A. relations, EU-Russia relations. 9.Development Policy. 10.Freedom, security and justice area. The fight against terrorism. 11.cooperation of interior affairs and justice, police cooperation. The Schengen area. 12.Social policy of the European Union. Its development and current challenges with a focus on the fight against unemployment. The European Social Agenda. 13.Actual trends in the EU integration process and models of the future development of European integration. 14.Discussion on current topics.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2021/2022 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33 3
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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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