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BARNARD Catherine - EU Substantive Law: The four freedoms (20h)

Law is a fundamental element of European integration. It is not merely a result of European integration, but one of its driving forces. Rules aiming at establishing an internal market common to Member States play a key role in this regard. Knowledge of these rules is thus necessary to better understand the evolution and workings of the European Union.

This course aims at familiarizing students with the main rules on the establishment and functioning of the European internal market. To this end, the following topics are addressed: the free movement of goods, and, in outline, the free movement of capital and the free movement of services and persons.

The subject of the course is addressed in light of the constitutional rules laid down by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as developed and interpreted by the legislative activity of the EU institutions and the case-law of the Court of Justice.

The ultimate goal of this course is to provide students with a deeper knowledge of rules aiming at realising and regulating the four freedoms and a good understanding of the legal framework of institutions’ actions in this core area of EU law. // ECTS Card

Professor: Catherine BARNARD