BPR_PIEU Policies, Institutions and EU Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Dominika Tóthová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Tereza Lelková (lecturer)
Ing. Soňa Raszková (lecturer)
Ing. Martina Ondrouchová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 16:00–17:50 P102, except Tue 28. 3.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPR_EUAP European Union and Law ) && (! BPR_PIPE Policies, Institutions and EU )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 35 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 36/35, only registered: 0/35
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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
  • TROITINO, D. R. European Integration: Building Europe. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2013. ISBN 9781624179426.
  • BORCHARDT, K. D. The ABC of EU law. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the EU, 2017. ISBN 978-92-79-63634-9. Available at: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/5d4f8cde-de25-11e7-a506-01aa75ed71a1.
    recommended literature
  • MOLLE, W. The economics of European integration: theory, practice, policy. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ISBN 9781315240121.
  • BEREND, I. T. The history of European integration: a new perspective. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ISBN 9781138654914.
  • MADURO, M., TUORI, K., SANKARI, S. Transnational Law: Rethinking European Law and Legal Thinking. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 9781107028319.
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.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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