European Union Law II

Course Description: 

This course deals with the external relations of the European Union and its commercial policy. It considers types of association agreements concluded by the European Union (for instance, the Convention with the ACP -- Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific -- states, the closer association agreements with Mediterranean countries and with Turkey) and their differing approaches, the "Europe Agreements" with Eastern European countries, and the special problems of accession to membership faced by applicant states (as well as by the EU). Special emphasis will be given to the free movement of goods and persons, the right of establishment of companies, and the kind of transitional safeguards that new members retain, including the maintenance of temporary barriers to import the ability to restrict ownership of real property, and the maintenance of state subsidies.