Course Description: 

The European Union is one of the world’s largest economies and one of most important actors of global trade. The course gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s economic law and policy, focusing on issues of economic integration, internal market and competition law and policy.

The course covers the rules and operation of the internal market, based on the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital, EU competition rules applicable to Member States (such as state aid, services of general economic interest) and market liberalization in network industries (electronic communications, electricity, natural gas, postal services, railroad).

Learning Outcomes: 

The course gives a comprehensive overview of the limitations EU law erects against Member States as regards restricting free trade and free competition. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify and analyze legal problems in this field.


The final grade will be based on class-participation (30%) and final examination (70%), which will be a two-hour open-book in-class exam containing two case-studies.