No specific prerequisites are required for this course. However, a basic knowledge of the EU integration process, EU institutions and EU legal acts is advisable.
The course aims at providing students with an advanced knowledge of the functioning of the European Union legal system, with a particular regard to the European Internal Market and EU competition law. To this respect, it intends to stimulate students to develop a reasoned understanding of: 1) the mechanisms and objectives of the European Internal Market, with a specific regard to the four freedoms of movement (persons, goods, services and capitals; 2) the competition law rules applicable to business and the State aids rules applicable to States.
The course is structured in three parts.
The first part will be focused on the single market and its four fundamental freedoms: free movement of goods, people, capitals and services.
The second part will be dedicated to the analysis of the European competition law rules applicable to business and the State aids rules applicable to States.
P. Craig and G. de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, fifth edition, 2011, limited to the following parts.
1)The Single Market: p. 581-852
2)EU Competition law, p. 959-1110
Lectures and seminars with the active participation of students