120-0515/01 – Single European Market (SEM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of International Economic RelationsCredits8
Subject guarantorIng. Bc. Monika Mynarzová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr.Ing. Magdaléna Kubečková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.Explain principles of functioning of the single market 2.Analyze barriers in the internal market 3.Clarify the functioning of the four freedoms of the internal market 4.Solve case studies related to doing business in the internal market 5.Evaluate the influence of other EU policies to the functioning of the single market

Teaching methods



The goal of the course is to complete the student's knowledge in the area of the internal market of the European Union The course begins with a historical introduction to the development of the complete internal market and the principles of its functioning. The fundamental part of the course focuses on the basic economic freedoms, i.e. the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital. Attention is also paid to European forms of commercial companies, as well as compliance with the rules of economic competition, but also the protection of intellectual property rights and consumer protection in the single internal market. The course also discusses the legal aspects of doing business in the internal market.

Compulsory literature:

BERNARD, Catherine. The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms. 3rd. ed. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-929839-6. BROBERG, Morten and Nina HOLST-CHRISTENSEN. Free movement in the European Union: cases, commentaries and questions. Copenhagen: DJOF Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9788757420449. CHALMERS, Damian et al. European Union Law: Cases and Materials. 2nd ed. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 9780521121514.

Recommended literature:

BREUSS, Frits, Gerhard FINK and Stefan Griller. Services Liberalisation in the Internal Market. Wien, New York: SpringerWienNewYork, 2008. ISBN 9783211693889. MONSENEGO, Jérome. Taxation of Foreign Business Income within the European Internal Market: an Analysis of the Conflict between the Objective of Achievement of the European Internal Market and the Principles of Territoriality and Worldwide Taxation. Amsterdam: IBFD, Academic Council, 2012. ISBN 9789087221133. NORDHAUSEN, Scholes, Annette and Norbert REICH. Understanding EU Internal Market Law. 3rd ed.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Other requirements are not required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Development of the single market, definition of single market, principles underpinning the internal market, harmonisation 2. Free movement of goods 3. Free movement of services 4. Free movement of capital and payments 5. Free movement of persons, labour law 6. Company law – founding a business, European company statute 7. Competition rules – monopoly and dominant position, mergers 8. Competition rules – cartel agreements, state aid, and state monopoly. Role of the Commission 9. European private law (Rome Convention, Brussels convention, Lugano Convention) 10. Intellectual property rights. Intellectual property and free movement of goods. 11. Intellectual property rights in the single European market. Patents, trademarks, industrial designs. WIPO 12. Consumer protection on the single market 13. Consumer protection networks 14. Recent situation in the market. Discussion

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 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Project Project 35  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Written examination Written examination 35  0
                Oral Oral examination 30  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N6208) Economics and Management (6202T049) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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