EUROPEAN UNION LAW

EUROPEAN UNION LAW

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Code
64933
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (LAW)
semester
1° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The object of European Union law is the study of the legal framework governing the process of European integration and its impact on the legal systems of the Member States as well as on the governance of the phenomena that the Member States are called to address increasingly within the legal framework of the Union.  

That course is essential in order to operate within professional law firms or companies, courts, public administration or international organizations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at offering students the essential tools to research and analyze EU law by studying, in particular, the institutional framework of the Union, European sources of law, the relationships between the Union and Member States, as well as the European system of judicial protection and the main European policies and fundamental freedoms.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The course of European Union law I aims, in its first part, to provide students with basic notions on institutional aspects and on the sources of the European Union system, with specific reference to the following topics:

- origins and evolution of the European integration process;

- the institutional structure of the European Union and the relationship between the European Union and Member States;

- the system of competences and policies of the European Union;

- the European Union as a subject of international law and its external action;

- the European Union regulatory system: primary sources, secondary law, atypical sources;

- the relationship between European Union law and the national law of the Member States.

In the second part, the course aims to provide students with an understanding of the mechanisms of judicial protection provided by the Treaties, in order to ensure the legality of the European Union legal system and the protection of subjective legal positions resulting from its rules, with particular regard to:

- the composition and functioning of the jurisdictional bodies of the European Union;

- the means of appeal: the appeal for annulment, the appeal in deficiency and for infringement;

-reference for a preliminary ruling on interpretation and on validity. 

The third and final part of the course aims to provide a general understanding of the main material rules governing the internal market (so-called "fundamental freedoms") and some other policies within the competence of the European Union, namely:

 

- free movement of goods;

- free movement of persons: free movement of workers, European citizenship, the area of ​​freedom, security and justice, the freedom of establishment;

- free movement of services;

- Notes on competition law applicable to companies and states.

At the end of the course, students are expected to:

Reconstruct the fundamental stages of the process of creation of the European Union in its current evolutionary structure, identifying the essential characteristics that distinguish it from other international organizations;

Understand and illustratet he composition and functioning of the institutional and regulatory system as well as the jurisdictional protection system on which the European Union is based, including the effects that are likely to derive from national laws;

Know and report in their contents, the underlying principles of the European integration process and the main material policies within the competence of the Union;

Analyze specific legal issues and identifyt he relevant European Union law provisions for their solution;

Apply relevant rules, distinguishing the cases and creatinglinks with the categories studied, for the solution of concrete and specific legal problems;

Carry out research on the sources of European Union law and the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union;

-Appreciate and critically evaluate, autonomously, the juridical and political-social implications of the choices made at all levels of governance of the European Union system;

Analyze current issues relating to the process of European integration, and appreciate the implications of any ongoing reform processes independently;

Express themselves with appropriate technical language, both orally and in writing, on matters concerning the European Union law.

PREREQUISITES

Students approaching this Course are required to have passed the exams prescribed by the law degree regulations ("regolamento del corso di laurea").

Teaching methods

The course consists of 54 hours of lectures given by the lecturer also through exercises in class consisting in the examination of the contribution of the Court of Justice to the development of European Union law, providing for the prepared and active participation of students in the presentation and oral discussion examination of cases already decided by the Court. Therefore, the lessons will be carried out with the help of teaching material, also available on the University portal www.aulaweb.unige.it.For a better organization of teaching activities, students are requested to register on the course website as soon as possible. In order to facilitate the aforementioned oral discussion of the cases, the calendar of all the lectures will be communicated in advance and the reference documents available on the University portal will also be indicated. The course also includes the holding of a seminar on the research of sources of European Union law, in order to provide students with the tools necessary to learn the ability to carry out autonomous research on the sources in this subject.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

First part. The institutional structure and the regulatory system. a) The institutional structure: 1. origins and evolution of the European Union: from the Treaty of Paris to the Treaty of Lisbon; 2. relations between the European Union and Member States (in particular: division of competences, principles of subsidiarity and proportionality); 3. institutions of the European Union and their mutual relations; 4. system of competences and policies of the European Union, in particular: economic and monetary policy and the common foreign and security policy. 5. the European Union as a subject of international law and its external action. b) The normative system: 1. primary sources (in particular: the founding Treaties and their evolution; the general principles of law); 2. secondary legislation (binding and non-binding acts, delegated and implementing acts); 3. atypical sources; 4. relations with the internal law of the Member States (direct and indirect effects, primacy).

Second part. The jurisdictional protection system. a) The Court of Justice and the Tribunal; b) The means of appeal: appeal for annulment (in particular: the protection of natural and legal persons), in deficiency and for infringement (pre-litigation and litigation phase, effects of the sentence and financial penalties); c) Reference for a preliminary ruling of interpretation and validity.

Part Three. European Union policies, citizenship, fundamental freedoms. a) Action and policies of the European Union: internal market; area of ​​freedom, security and justice; b) Free movement of persons: European citizenship, free movement of workers, freedom of establishment; c) Free movement of "products" (goods and services); d) Notes on competition law applicable to companies and states.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks suggested to students attending the course

ADAM – TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Torino, 2014 (or a more recent edition) pp. 55-102, 129-232, 263-330, 341-359, 378-385, 395-474, 485-514, 531– 580, 613-640, 657-692, 783 – 845 e 873-892. 

For the documents: NASCIMBENE, Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed.

Textbooks suggested to students not attending the course

ADAM – TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Torino, 2014 (or a more recent edition) pp. 1-474, 485-580, 613-640, 657-692, 783-858, 873-892.  

For the documents: NASCIMBENE, Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday and, by agreement, Thursday from 10-12 (subject to cancellation via message posted on Aulaweb) c/o Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Via Balbi, 22 – fifth floor.

Exam Board

LORENZO SCHIANO DI PEPE (President)

ELENA MARESCA

PAOLA IVALDI

FRANCESCO MUNARI

ILARIA QUEIROLO

CHIARA ENRICA TUO

ELENA GUALCO

FRANCESCO PESCE

MIRKO FORTI

PIERANGELO CELLE

STEFANIA CASIGLIA

SIMONE CARREA

CHIARA CELLERINO

MATTEO DANIELE

MARCO FERRUGLIO

MARIA ELENA DE MAESTRI

LAURA CARPANETO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of 54 hours of lectures given by the lecturer also through exercises in class consisting in the examination of the contribution of the Court of Justice to the development of European Union law, providing for the prepared and active participation of students in the presentation and oral discussion examination of cases already decided by the Court. Therefore, the lessons will be carried out with the help of teaching material, also available on the University portal www.aulaweb.unige.it.For a better organization of teaching activities, students are requested to register on the course website as soon as possible. In order to facilitate the aforementioned oral discussion of the cases, the calendar of all the lectures will be communicated in advance and the reference documents available on the University portal will also be indicated. The course also includes the holding of a seminar on the research of sources of European Union law, in order to provide students with the tools necessary to learn the ability to carry out autonomous research on the sources in this subject.

LESSONS START

Classes will commence on 24 September 2019.

ORARI

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EUROPEAN UNION LAW B

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is conducted orally. Attending students will be offered the opportunity to take the exam in writing at the end of the classes of the course. The written exam reserved for attending students consists of multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions. 

Assessment methods

The oral exam is normally divided into at least two open questions, concerning topics representative of the entire teaching program. The written exam consists of multiple choice questions and / or open questions on the topics covered in class. More information on the written exam methods will be provided in class.Both in the written exam and in the oral exam, the questions asked to the student will be aimed to ascertain the actual knowledge of the concepts and institutions of European Union law and to verify the capacity for critical analysis and practical application of these notions and institutes for the solution of concrete legal questions. 

In addition to the knowledge of the contents of the teaching program, the quality of the style, the appropriate use of specialized technical language, the capacity for analysis and critical reasoning will be used as an evaluation parameter.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/09/2020 08:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2020 08:00 GENOVA Orale