The course aims to provide the tools to understand the limits but also the opportunities derived by EU law. In particular it means to explain the main EU material competences, namely internal market and competition law to offer the tools to understand the current global market scenario
Basic knowledges of private, public and international law.
Institutions: Parlament, EU Commission, Eu Council, Council. Sources: EU Treaties, principles, secondary law (regulations, decisions and directives) Legal protection system: preliminary reference, action for annullament, action for infringement, action for damages. Legal system relationship.
Internal market: freedom of circulation of goods, persons and services.
General principles of competition law, notion of undertaking, cartels, abuse of dominant position, mergers, procedural rules in competition law, competition in SGEI.
Part I -Institutional aspects of EU law: legal sources, principles and legal protection system.
Part II -Internal market : freedom of circulation and competition law
At the beginning training process is based on the theoretical framework classes that relate to the issues in which the present course program. Exercises and case studies discussions will then be made to encourage the development of critical thinking and the implementation capacity of the logical- analytical tools discussed during the lessons.
R. Schutze, An introduction to EU Law, Cambridge 2nd edition
During the course will be possible to check the effective level of the knowledges reached by the students through debates and question time at the end of each single lesson. Seminars and workshops on case –studies also will help students to develop and prove communications skills. In these context students will have the chance to make judgements applying theoretical arguments to empirical cases. Finally, with the exam students will show how they apply knowledges and understanding. The exam will take place in an oral form to determine the achievement of the learning objectives. In particular, questions will be asked on the main institutional EU topics. Where this part will be successful passed other questions on EU material law and, eventually, case-law will complete the exam.
Attention! Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a written examination could also be required if occurs.