Law of EU
FP-FpeuPAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course addresses legal framework for economic integration in the European Union which is crucial for prosperity of Czechia. There are two crucial parts of the course. Firstly, development of EC/EU, nature and features of the EU, its supranational law, institutions and procedures are explained. Second part explains economic integration based on economic freedoms (free movements of goods, persons, legal entities, services, capital and payment) and economic policies (competition, agriculture, budget, single currency) and cooperation in non-economic matters (common foreign and security policy, cooperation in judicial and administrative matters). Finally, road to the EU and Czech membership are explained. Explanation of legal framework is accompanied with basic information about economic, social, political, historical, geographic a psychological aspects of integration in the EU. Integration in other global and continental international organisations (UN, WTO, OECD, NATO and the Council of Europe) is mentioned.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will know the theoretical background and the resulting positive legal regulation. They will acquire the EU institutions, which is the subject of focus. They will be able to understand the legal standards in terms of their systematic arrangement, they will understand the basic legal terminology and will be able to use legal terminology needed in the application of commercial standards as in other related legal and economic subjects and in their future professional practice.
Students must be aware of basic legal concepts.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Křepelka F. a kol., Právo Evropské unie – multimediální učební text, 4. vydání, Masarykova univerzita – Právnická fakulta, Brno, elektronická verze 2013
Tomášek M., Týč V. a kol., Základy evropského práva, 2. vydání, Leges, 2017 (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures consist of an explanation of basic principles, methodology of the discipline, problems and their solutions.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit is not awarded.
The test takes the form of a written test. The test consists of 30 questions with 4 response options, which is always only one correct answer. Validated knowledge is subject. The classification is in accordance with Directive Entrepreneurial faculties are.
Language of instruction
• Introduction to course
• The role of EU institutions in the development and application of economic and commercial law of the EU. Sources rights.
• Legal aspects of free circulation of goods, labor, capital, freedom to provide services and freedom of enterprise.
• Competition in EU law.
• Consumer protection in EU law.
• Company law governed by EU law
The main objective of the course is the basic orientation of students in European Union law, that provide students with basic knowledge on the development of EC and EU since the inception of the present, institutional law, the concept and nature of EC and the EU including in relation to the law of national and EC law to the material, thus regulation EC single market with everything related to it. The course also deals with the second and third pillars of the EU and the relationship of CR to the EC as an associated state.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at lectures is voluntary.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer