BPR_PIPE Policies, Institutions and EU law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 16:00–17:50 P101, except Tue 2. 4.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! BPR_EUAP European Union and Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course aims to acquaint students with the development of European integration and the principles of the European Union and to enable them to understand the Union's ways of deciding on joint matters, legal principles, division of powers and practical implementation of individual policies.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- explain the causes and circumstances of European integration,
- understand the fundamentals of EU law,
- understand the functioning of the European institutions, their powers and decision-making,
- orientate in the revenue and expenditure of the EU budget,
- discuss the practical functioning of EU policies, and
- assess the advantages and disadvantages of EU membership.
  • 1. History of European integration, member countries and EU enlargement, symbols of the EU
  • 2. Introduction to European law, characteristics of EU law and primary sources of law, powers of the EU
  • 3. EU institutions and bodies
  • 4. Secondary sources of EU law and powers
  • 5. EU budget
  • 6. EU policies and division of competences between the EU and the Member States
  • 7. Stages of integration, single internal market, economic and monetary union
  • 8. EU trade policy
  • 9. Common agricultural policy
  • 10. EU transport policy
  • 11. EU cohesion policy
  • 12. EU judiciary and enforcement of EU law
  • 13. EU external relations
  • 14. Relations between the Czech Republic and the European Union
    required literature
  • LACINA, Lubor a Petr BLÍŽKOVSKÝ. Učebnice evropské integrace. 5. přepracované a aktualiz. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2022. ISBN 978-80-7364-145-0.
  • TÝČ, Vladimír. Základy práva Evropské unie pro ekonomy. 7. přepracované a aktualiz. Praha: Leges, 2017, 352 stran. ISBN 9788075022431. info
    recommended literature
  • FIALA, Petr, Ondřej KRUTÍLEK and Markéta PITROVÁ. Evropská unie. 3., aktualizované, rozší. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury (CDK), 2018, 990 stran. ISBN 9788073254506. info
  • Sehnálek, D. Studijní texty „Evropské právo “. ESF MU. Portál výuky právních předmětů ESF: Webová adresa: http://pravoesf.econ.muni.cz/. Informace o přístupových právech k webové aplikaci jsou zveřejněny v IS/Studijní materiály předmětu/Učební texty/.
  • BALDWIN, Richard and Christopher WYPLOSZ. The Economics of European integration. Seventh Edition. London: McGraw-Hill, 2022. ISBN 13-9781526849437.
Teaching methods
The course is taught in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
The written exam consists of a multiple-choice test. The minimum to pass the exam is 60% of the total points.

There are no attendance requirements for students who are on an Erasmus stay abroad. They can take the exam directly. For more information, contact the guarantor of the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PREUAE a nebo PPEPEI a nebo BPR_EUAP.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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