120-0509/01 – European Union Law (EUL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits4
Subject guarantorMgr.Ing. Magdaléna Kubečková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr.Ing. Magdaléna Kubečková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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KUD44 Mgr.Ing. Magdaléna Kubečková, 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. differentiate specifics of EC law from other legal systems 2. explain functioning of EU institutions and their importance for legislation 3. identify Treaty provisions applicable to specific situations 4. evaluate the importance of the Court of Justice for the explanation of EC law 5. outline particular sources of EU law

Teaching methods


The aim of the subject is to equip students with understanding of EU law, ie. a specific legal order effective in all EU member states. The lectures will focus on EU institutions, principles of functioning of the Communities and sources and character of EU law. Material law from the field of the internal market will be briefly introduced.

Compulsory literature:

1.Hartley, T. C. The Foundations of European Community Law. Oxford University Press. London. 2003 ISBN 0-19-92584-5 2.Paul Craig, Gráinne de Búrca; EU Law. Texts, cases and materials. Third edition. Oxford university press. New York. 2003 ISBN 0-19-924943-1 3.Bainbridge T., Teasdale, A. The Penguin Companion to European Union . Penguin Books Ltd. English. 2004. ISBN 0141007699. 4.Barnard, Catherine. The Substantive Law of the EU. The Four Freedoms., Cambridge. Grat Britain. ISBN 0-19-925135-5 5.Davies, Gareth. European Union internal market law. 2nd edition. Cavendish Publishing. Great Britain. 2003. ISBN 1-85941-878-3 6.The European Union on Line.http://www.europa.eu.int/ 7.Jean Monnet Program - The Law of the European Union. http://www.jeanmonnetprogram.org/eu/index.html 8.Jean Monnet Program - EU law teaching materials. http://www.jeanmonnetprogram.org/eu/Units/index.html 9.Gwyn Tovey. EU Law Course. ww.topnotes.org 10.EURLEX. http://www.europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/en/index.htm 11.EU Law Web Log. http://www.sparkpod.com/eulaw 12.Wikipedia – the free encyclopaedia. www.wikipedia.org 13.EUROPEAN UNION LAWS AND POLICIES. http://www.eurunion.org/legislat/home.htm 14.Court of Justice of the European Communities: http://europa.eu.int/cj 15.European Parliament: http://www.europarl.eu.int 16.Council of the European Union: http://ue.eu.int 17.European Commission:http://europa.eu.int 18.Office for Official Publications - EUR-OP:http://www.eur-op.eu.int/ 19.19. Court of Justice of the European Communities: http://www.curia.eu.int

Recommended literature:

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.Specific features of European integration. Supranationality, EC competences, subsidiarity, proporcionality, flexibility 2.Organisational structure of EU I. 3.Organisational structure of EU II 4.Legal system of EU/EC. Division of sources of law. Acquis communautaire, soft law, law of three pillars. Primary law. Structure of the Treaties. Constitutional treaty. Legislative process. 5.Secondary law. Other sources of law. 6.Nature of EC law. Direct effect and supremacy. 7.Judicial system of EC. Interpretation of EC law. Actions. 8.Preliminary ruling and its importance. 9.Single European market. Importance of harmonization. 10.Free movement of goods. 11.Free movement of persons, services and capital 12.Schengen space. Cooperation in the field of justice and home affairs.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Winter 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
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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 Compulsory study plan

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