545-0236/01 – European Union Affairs (PEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Economics and Control SystemsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Igor Černý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Igor Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CER25 Ing. Igor Černý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Combined Graded credit 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The Objective of the Subject is to Understand to the Integration Processes in European Union. The Students Obtain Theoretical and Expert Knowledge in the Field of History, of Economics, of Policies and of the Institutions of European Union and of the Basics of European Law as well.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Expert knowledge of European Union, important economic and political entity in Europe, should have every university graduate. The subject includes not only indispensable historical introduction and institutional framework of the EU, but also it covers basic of EU law, history of integration of the Czech Republic, EU politics and the use of the structural assistance of EU in the form of the operational programmes in Czech Republic

Compulsory literature:

[1] Černý,I.,Píšek,T.,Zenker,P.:Úvod do problematiky EU,VŠB-TU Ostrava,2004,164 s.,ISBN 80-248-0605-3 [2] www.europa.eu.int [3] www.euroskop.cz [4] www.integrace .cz

Recommended literature:

[1]Skokan, K.: Regionální politika EU: Úvod do evropské regionální politiky. Regionální politika EU a strukturální fondy. Regionální programování v EU. Současná regionální politika v České republice. Ostrava: RCCV při VŠB- TUO. 2003. 4 výukové moduly pro distanční vzdělávání, 347 s. CD-ROM. ISBN 80-248-0364-X. [2] Zlý,B.:Evropská unie a integrační procesy od A až do Z,výkladový slovník 2. dopl. vydání, Ostrava,Montamex 2001,117 s.,ISBN 80-7225-045-0 [3] Fiala,P.,Pitrová,M.:Evropská unie,Brno,Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003,743 s., ISBN 80-7325-015-2 [4] www.strukturalni fondy: operační programy období 2004-2006 a období 2007- 2013

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminar works and knowledge checks provide for regular feedback on the progress of knowledge during the current term.


Další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. History of European integration I Establishment of European Communities, their development, progress of economical and of political integration, compendium of establishing treaties, phasing of historical development. 2. History of European integration II Significant historical events with impact on postwar development of Europe, Treaty of Dunkirk, Treaty of Brussels, establishment of NATO, of EDC, of Western Union, Messina Declaration, establishmnet of relevant organizations and their influence on future of Europe. 3. History of European integration III Process of enlargement, treaties of EC/EU and their revisions and amendments with implications for development of Europe to present period, ECSC, EEC, EURATOM, Single European Act, Treaty on European Union, Treaty of Amsterdam, Treaty of Nice and Treaty of Lisbon. 4. Organization and functioning of EU Institutions and bodies of EU, basic decision-making procedures, Commission, Council of the EU, European Parliament, European Ombudsman, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, European Council, European Court of Auditors, European Central Bank and European System of Central Banks, Court of Justice of the European Communities, composition of these Institutions, their roles, powers and importance in the structure of EU. 5. Essentials of European Law Sources of the law, types of legal acts of the EU, legal essentials of the EU rules, publication, entry into force, principles of the application of the EC law, judicial review and interpretation. 6. Policies of the EU/EC I Sources of EU policies and their creation, survey of the EU Policies, characteristic features, Single European Market, characteristic of the pillars of the SEM - free movement of goods, of services, and of capital, harmonisation of legal acts, Competition Policy, Single Customs Tariffs, effects of the SEM. 7. Policies of the EU/EC II European Monetary System, Economic and Monetary Union, characteristic features and its development, issues of the common currency. 8. Policies of the EU/EC III Common Agriculture Policy, its characterisics, objectives, instruments and development, reforms of agriculture policy, financing of the CAP and regulation of separate markets and prospects. 9. Policies of the EU/EC IV Industrial policy, objectives, classical and present approach, programmes of support, SME. 10. Policies of the EU/EC V Common Transport Policy, characteristics, measures realized in transport, specific features of particular types of the transport, legal regulation, trans-european networks (TEN), 11. Policies of the EU/EC VI Common Commercial Policy, characteristics, instruments, objectives, classification of the barriers of entering of market,antidumping, antisubsidization. 12. Policies of the EU/EC VII Regional and Structural Policy, principles, instruments and objectives of policies, Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund, fields of their intervention, financial allocation, alokace, objectives and application. 13. Policies of the EU/EC VIII Taking advantage from structural assistance of the EU through operational programmes, survey of potentialities of the application of operational programmes in period of 2004 - 2006, analysis of operational programmes in period of 2007 - 2013. 14. Policies of the EU/EC IX Selected policies of the EU, Energy Policy, its characteristics, energy management, programmes for support of alternative sources, legal regulation, protection of living environment, principles, legal regulation.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
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Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Project Project 33  0
        Written exam Written test 67  0
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