Student guide Faculty of Law A.Y. 2011/12

EU Internal Market Law
Aim of the course
This advanced course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basic rules concerning the internal market, one of the most important areas of EU substantive law, through an interactive approach. This will be achieved by analysing the case law of the European Court of Justice and key secondary legislation with regard to the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital as well as their interactions on the basis of presentations and class discussions. Besides the basic principles also the recent developments will be explored, in particular the Services Directive and the Citizens Directive.
1.      The concept of the Single Market in the EU legal order: decentralized versus centralized model; the interplay between positive and negative harmonization;
2.      The fundamental freedoms of the EU Internal Market: general remarks;
3.      The free movement of goods: in particular, the prohibition of quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect;
4.      The free movement of persons: in particular, the rights conferred on migrant workers;
5.      EU Citizenship in the context of free movement of persons
6.      The right of establishment: in particular, the free movement of companies within the EU;
7.      The freedom to provide and receive services;
8.       The Services Directive;
9.      The posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services within the EU;
10.   The free movement of capital.
Active participation in class discussions is highly recommended and will be taken into consideration for the final mark.
Reading list
Ch. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU. The Four Freedoms, Oxford University Press, 3rd