Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176853 Subject title: EUROPEAN UNION LAW
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 5 Period: 2º S
Department: Derecho
Lecturers
PLAZA VENTURA, PATRICIA (Resp) ALDAVE ORZAIZ, ANA ISABEL

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Module/Subject matter

Public International Law.

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Descriptors

European Union: its origins and development. EU nature and principles. EU Treaties.

The Institutions of the European Union and their competences.

The EU Legal System: its norms and their nature.

Relationship between EU and State member's domestic legal systems.

The judicial system: EU Court of Justice and review of legality.

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General proficiencies

Ability to manage information (CG6)

Ability to work in an international context (CG11)

Critical thought and reasoning (CG14)

Ability to identify problems (CG23)

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Specific proficiencies

Ability to adequately interpret norms (C.E.c.4)

Ability to tackle and solve multidisciplinary legal problems (C.E.c.6)

Critical awareness, analysis of the legal system and development of the legal dialectic (reasoning/rhetoric) (CEc7)

Ability to handle legal sources (C.E. c. 9)

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Learning outcomes

LEARNING OUTCOME CONTENT ACTIVITY ASSESSMENT TOOL
Knowledge of theoretical content International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-5, A-6, A-7 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Describe the core of the mentioned lessons International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-5, A-6 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Prove critical thinking International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Use of autonomous searching skills and tools in order to solve the problems raised International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Identify the structure and functioning of the European Union International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-4, A-5, A-6 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Identify and use doctrinal, legal and jurisprudential sources in the field of EU Law International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-3, A-6, A-7 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Use of European norms International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-2, A-4, A-7 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Critical analysis of the current European situation International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-3 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.
Identify the relationship between the content of different legal disciplines International and regional organizations: cooperation and integration. Historical evolution of the European Union. EU Law: primary and secondary law. Judicial system: EU Court of Justice and pleas. A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5, A-6, A-7 Works and papers. Tests. Final exam.

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Methodology

METHODOLOGY-ACTIVITY ON-SITE CLASSES STUDENT'S AUTONOMOUS WORK
A-1 Lectures 45  
A-2 Practical activity 15  
A-3 Discussion and debates, seminars, group tutorials    
A-4 Preparation of papers and presentations   15
A-5 Reading legal materials   15
A-6 Autonomous study   60
A-7 Exams and tests    
  TOTAL 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

PROFICIENCY LEARNING ACTIVITY
Ability to manage information (C.G. 6)   A-4 Preparation of papers and presentations A-7 Exams and tests
Ability to identify problems (CG23)   A-1 Lectures A-2 Practical activity
Critical thought and reasoning (CG14)   A-1 Lectures A-2 Practical activity A-3 Discussions and debates, seminars, group tutorials A-5 Reading legal materials
Ability to tackle and solve multidisciplinary legal problems (C.E.c.6) A-2 Practical activity A-3 Discussion and debates, seminars, group tutorials
Ability to handle legal sources (C.E. c. 9)   A-2 Practical activity A-3 Discussion and debates, seminars, group tutorials A-5 Reading legal materials
Ability to adequately interpret norms (C.E.c.4) Critical awareness, analysis of the legal system and development of the legal dialectic (reasoning/rhetoric) (CEc7)   A-1 Lectures A-2 Practical activity A-3 Discussion and debates, seminars, group tutorials A-5 Reading legal materials
Ability to work in an international context (C.G.11) A-5 Reading legal materials

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Languages

English.

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Evaluation

LEARNING OUTCOME EVALUATION SYSTEM % RECOVERABLE NATURE
R25, R29, R102, R164, R171, R9, R77 Final exam 60%. The student must reach at least 2'5/6 Yes
R25, R29, R21, R27, R102, R164, R171, R9 Practical assessment 30% No
R29, R21, R27, R164, R171, R9 Attendance and participation 10% No

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Contents

The process of European integration. International organizations in the field of cooperation and integration. EU structure and functioning: institutions and competences. EU norms and relationship between EU and national Law. The individual in the European Union: the EU protection of fundamental rights. The EU judiciary: courts and appeals.

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Agenda

LESSON 1. THE PROCESS OF COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION OF THE UE. AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

1.1. INTRODUCTION

1.2. THE IDEA OF EUROPE: ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION

1.3. EUROPEISM AFTER WORLD WAR II: HAGUE CONGRESS OF 1948

LESSON 2. EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES:

2.1. ECONOMIC: OCDE (OECC)

2.2. MILITARY: NATO

2.3. POLITICAL-LEGAL: CE, OSCE

LESSON 3. THE PROCESS OF INTEGRATION: EU TREATIES I

3.1. PARIS TREATY 1951: ECSC

3.2. ROME TREATY 1957: EEC

3.3. EVOLUTION UNTIL BRUSELS TREATY 1965

3.4. THE SINGLE EUROPEAN ACT

LESSON 4. THE PROCESS OF INTEGRATION: EU TREATIES II

4.1. MAASTRICH TREATY

4.2. AMSTERDAM TREATY

4.3. NIZA TREATY

4.4. THE PROJECT TOWARDS A EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION.

LESSON 5. THE PROCESS OF INTEGRATION: EU TREATIES III

5.1. LISBON TREATY

LESSON 6. BELONGIN TO THE EUROPEAN UNION: ACCESSION

6.1. PAST AND FUTURE EU ENLARGEMENTS.

6.2. ACCESSION PRODEDURE

6.3. REVIEW OF TREATIES

LESSON 7. THE EUROPEAN UNION.

7.1. INTRODUCTION. NATURE AND MAIN FEATURES OF THE EUROPEAN UNIÓN

7.2. LEGAL PERSONALITY OF THE EU

7.3. VALUES AND OBJECTFS OF THE EU.

7.4. PRINCIPLES OF THE EU.

LESSON 8. INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE I

8.1. INTRODUCTION

8.2. THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL

8.3. THE COUNCIL

8.4. THE COMMISSION

LESSON 9. INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE II

9.1. THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

9.2. THE COURT OF JUSTICE

9.3. THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

9.4. THE COURT OF AUDITORS

LESSON 10. EU COMPETENCES

10.1. CENTRAL ISSUES: NATURE

10.2. THE SYSTEM OF COMPETENCE ATTRIBUTION

10.3. CATEGORIE OF COMPETENCES

10.4. PRINCIPLES

LESSON 11. THE POLITICAL SYSTEM

11.1. UE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND PRINCIPLES

11.2. UE CITIZENSHIP

11.3. ENHANCED COOPERATION

LESSON 12. EU LAW SOURCES

12.1. CENTRAL ISSUES: NATURE OF EU NORMS

12.2. INSTRUMENTS: PRIMARY LAW AND SECONDARY LAW

12.3. HIERARCHY OF NORMS

LESSON 13. APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF EU LAW

13.1. APPLICATION OF EU LAW

13.2. DIRECT EFFECT AND BEYOND

13.3. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EU LAW AND NATIONAL LAW: SUPREMACY

LESSON 14. APPLYING AND ENHANCING EU LAW

14.1. STATE LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF EU LAW

14.2. THE PARTICIPATION OF DOMESTIC (NATIONAL AND REGIONAL) AUTHORITIES

14.3. EJECUCIÓN NORMATIVA Y EJECUCIÓN ADMINISTRATIVA

14.4. SANCTIONS

LESSON 15. THE COURT OF JUSTICE AND THE APPEAL SYSTEM

15.1. STANDING FOR PRIVILEGED, QUASI-PRIVILEGED AND NON-PRIVILEGED APPLICANTS

15.2. INDIRECT CHALLENGE OF THE LEGALITY OF EU ACTS

15.3. FAILURE TO ACT PLEA NAD THE PLEA OF ILLEGALITY

15.4. PRELIMINARY RULINGS

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Bibliography

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Basic:

P. Craig and G. de Burca, EU Law. Text, cases and materials, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2015.

Complementary:

D. Hodson and J. Peterson, The Institutions of the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Location

Aulario.

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