120-0305/15 – Economic Policy of the European Union (HP EU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Boris Navrátil, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOL0117 Ing. Petra Doleželová
KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, 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 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To describe integration process in Europe and its influence on goals of economic policy in the EC/EU, 2. To identify the main economic-political goals and explain related tools in different integration stages, 3. To apply knowledge for solution of topical economic-poltical issues of the EC/EU, 4. To analyse economic-political situation in the EC/EU member countries and discuss ways and means for its solutions.

Teaching methods



Subject is concerned with economic policy as a part of the integration process accomplished by EU member states. Essential information on development and institutional organization is summarized in the extent necessary for understanding economic policy mechanisms. Common and coordinated policies are in depth discussed from the point of view of their development within the Communities. The explanation is completed with their impact on the economic policy of the Czech Republic.

Compulsory literature:

1. BALDWIN, Richard and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2021. 400 s. ISBN 978-1526847218. 2. CINI, Michelle a Nieves PÉREZ-SOLÓRZANO BORRAGÁN, ed. European Union politics. Sixth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-880653-0. 3. BISCOP, Sven. European Strategy in the 21st Century. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. ISBN 978-1-138-38472-9.

Recommended literature:

1. AMATO, Giuliano, Enzo MOAVERO-MILANESI, Gianfranco PASQUINO a Lucrezia REICHLIN, ed. The history of the European Union: constructing utopia. Oxford: Hart, 2019. ISBN 978-1-5099-1741-9. 2. DAWSON, Mark and Floris de WITTE. EU law and governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. ISBN 978-1-108-79943-0. 3.HERLIN-KARNELL, E., CONWAY, G. and A. GANESH. European Union law in context. Oxford: HART, 2021. ISBN 978-1-84946-701-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - active participation in seminars, presentation, credit test. Exam - oral exam.


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Other requirements

Active preparation for classes


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The objectives of the EU's economic policy. Economic, social and territorial cohesion. Enlargement versus deepening EU integration. Multi-speed vs. tighter EU. 2. The legal, institutional and financial prerequisites for the over-regulation and implementation of economic policy in the European Union. Common EU budget. Treaty of Lisbon - Tackling Democracy Deficit, Subsidiarity. 3. Deepening integration integration from the customs union to a single internal market. Economic and political measures necessary for its operation. A single European act. Harmonization of taxes. European pillar of social rights. 4. Competition policy and its importance for a single internal market. The issue of cartels and concerted practices, dominant market positions and state aid to firms. Consumer protection policy. 5. Monetary cooperation in Europe from the 1950s to the 1990s. The European Monetary System, its functioning and effectiveness. 6. The stages of the formation of the European Economic and Monetary Union. The ECB's common monetary policy. Formation of the banking union. 7. Co-operation in the field of fiscal policy. Formation of the fiscal union. 8. The EU's position in international trade relations. Common commercial policy. 9. Common Agricultural Policy and its Reforms. Rural recovery policy. Common Fisheries Policy. 10. Common transport policy. Building trans-European networks. 11. EU structural policy. European Structural and Investment Funds. Support for small and medium-sized enterprises. 12. Policy to support research and technological development in the EU. EU space policy. Horizon Europe. 13. Energy policy in the EU. Energy Union for Europe. Environmental policy in the EU. Grean Deal, Fit for 55. 14. International Economic Cooperation in the Globalization of the World Economy. The position of the European Union in the world economy. Global Gateway EU.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter 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
Mandatory attendence participation: Mandatory attendance at lectures is not required, but is recommended.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: A minimum of 50% active participation in classes is desirable.

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2024/2025 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0413A050014) Economics and Management (S02) Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter
2021/2022 Winter