European Union Law
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Euroopa Liidu õigus
Course title in English
European Union Law
ECTS credits
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Course aims
- to give an overview of the development, main principles and acts in their development of European Union law;
- to develop students’ skills in analysing current issues arising in European Union law, including large-scale introduction of the respective jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU;
- to give a critical overview of the functions of the European Union institutions;
- to explain the legislative process of the European Union both from practical and theoretical aspects.
Brief description of the course
The aim of the course is to give an overview of European Union law, thereby creating the basis for students to understand the place of EU law in the system of international law and the ability to analyse current questions regarding EU law. The course will address the following issues: the foundational treaties of the EU and the system of EU institutions, legislative process, free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, EU citizenship, competition law, equal treatment, external relations, law enforcement methods and the enforcement of EU law.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the structure, history and institutions of the European Union;
- knows the basic freedoms that form the basis of EU law, other EU law areas and notices current problems and development trends of EU law;
- understands the legislative process of the EU and the implementation of EU law;
- can orientate him/herself in information regarding EU law and find necessary information to find answers to various questions.
Additional information
Graig, P. De Burca. G., EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials. 5ed, New York, Oxford University Press. 2011 (the exact chapters and page numbers are listed in the course programme)

Julia Laffranque. Euroopa Liidu õigussüsteem ja Eesti õiguse koht selles. Tallinn: Juura, 2006. 536 pp.
In addition to mandatory literature:
1. Chalmers D., Davies, G., Monti G., European Union Law: Cases and Materials. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 2010.

2. Graig, P. De Burca. G., The Evolution of EU Law, second ed. Oxford University Press. USA. 2011.

3. Katrin Nyman-Metcalf. Mõningad vaatekohad Euroopa õiguse ja põhiseaduse vahekorrale. Kas Euroopa Liit on riik? Juridica 2010/V, pp 346-353.

The complete list of literature is contained in the course programme.
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