120-0504/01 – European Union (EU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To classify the stages of the international economic integration. 2.To identify the crucial integration tendencies in Europe. 3.To describe the development and the present situation of European integration processes (EU). 4.To apply the knowledge for the interpretation of the present situation in the EU.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is to introduce students to history and current development of the integration process in Europe, especially to the conception, form and objective of the integration in the European Union. Students should also understand the aspects of the enlargement process with alignment to entry of the Czech Republic to the EU.

Compulsory literature:

BEREND, Ivan T. The History of European Integration: A new perspective. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN-10: 1138654914; ISBN-13: 978-1138654914. EL-AGRAA, Ali. The European Union Illuminated. Its Nature, Importance and Future. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN 978-1-137-53364-7.

Recommended literature:

BALDWIN, Robert and Charles WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European Integration. Fifth edition. London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-716965-7. Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union http://europa.eu/eu-law/treaties/index_en.htm FALEG, Giovanni. The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2016. ISBN 3319413066, 9783319413068. KEMELAY, D., PETERSON, J. and R. CORBETT. The European Union: How does it work? Fourth edition. Oxford university Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-968537-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Principles and main characteristics of the international economic integration, stages (levels) of the integration. 2. Development of integration in Europe, historical aspects. 3. European Union, evolution of the European Union, principles and purposes of integration in the EU. 4. Institutions and law, European Union institutions and other bodies, decision-making process in general. 5. Single European Market, mobility of the factors of production, competition policy. 6. EU budget – receipts and expenditures of the common budget. 7. Economic policy areas of the EU, common and coordinated policies. 8. Economic and social cohesion, regional development, social policy, environmental policy. 9. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) – history, present, institutions, monetary policy of the ECB. 10. Common Foreign and Security policy, police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. 11. Eastern enlargement of the European Union, political, economic and institutional problems of enlargement, Czech Republic and the EU. 12. Contemporary situation of integration in Europe, future development of the European Union - aspects of the political integration.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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