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PELKMANS J. - EU Regulation for Business (20h)

The course has the following objectives:

  • Be familiar with the economic rationale(s) and contours of the EU regulatory acquis.
  • Better understand how EU regulation has developed over time, how this was achieved, and what types or areas of EU regulation matter for European Businesses.
  • Better understand horizontal and sectoral EU regulation, its application in relevant policy fields, and the principles it is based on.
  • Be able to apply an economic benefit-cost analysis of EU regulation, to acquire profound insight about what could be considered “good”, “bad” and “better” (EU) regulation

The following topics will be covered:

  • Regulation and the EU / business interface (what? why? and how?).
  • Towards 'better EU regulation', including ‘mutual recognition’ and subsidiarity.
  • Horizontal EU regulation.
  • EU sectoral regulation (1).
  • EU sectoral regulation (2).
  • The EU internal market for services: positive and negative EU regulation.
  • EU regulation of risk and benefit-cost analysis

For more information, please consult the ECTS card.