PPEPEI European Law for Economists I

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. JUDr. Vladimír Týč, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Vladimír Vavříček, LL.M. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. Vladimír Týč, CSc.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D.
Mon 18:00–19:35 P102, Mon 18:00–19:35 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PPEPEI/1: each even Wednesday 16:20–17:55 S309, D. Sehnálek
PPEPEI/10: each odd Thursday 16:20–17:55 S309, V. Vavříček
PPEPEI/11: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Petr
PPEPEI/12: each even Thursday 16:20–17:55 S309, V. Vavříček
PPEPEI/13: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Petr
PPEPEI/14: each odd Thursday 18:00–19:30 S309, V. Vavříček
PPEPEI/2: each odd Wednesday 16:20–17:55 S309, D. Sehnálek
PPEPEI/3: each even Wednesday 18:00–19:35 S309, D. Sehnálek
PPEPEI/4: each odd Wednesday 18:00–19:35 S309, D. Sehnálek
PPEPEI/5: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Petr
PPEPEI/6: each even Thursday 18:00–19:35 S309, V. Vavříček
PPEPEI/7: each even Thursday 14:35–16:15 P104, M. Petr
PPEPEI/8: each odd Thursday 14:35–16:15 P104, M. Petr
PPEPEI/9: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Petr
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 369 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/369, only registered: 0/369, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/369
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The instruction in this course introduces students to basic terms relating to the EC and EU, as well as the role of these units as fundamentals of the European integration. After a development survey ranging from the beginning of the 1950s up to the present the course deals with the supranational concept and the organisational structure of the EC/EU as well as the competences toward the member states. Furthermore, basic information concerning EC and EU law from the systemic perspective is included. As far as the content is concerned, attention is paid to the four basic freedoms of the EC internal market.
The goal of the course is to make students familiar with the mechanism of EC/EU functioning as the supranational organisation, namely from the perspective of institutions and law. Students will thus acquire knowledge of the EC/EU position with respect to the member states, as well as in institutions functioning and they will understand the regulative function of EC law. Contentwise, they will get familar with only the basic rules of the EC single internal market (the remaining rules are included in the follow-up course).
  • 1. Introduction to European law, national, international and community law.
  • 2. European integration, EC, EU, supranationality principle.
  • 3. Basic documents of EC and EU (primary law).
  • 4. Organisational structure of EC/EU (Commission, Council).
  • 5. Organisational structure of EC/EU (European parliament, Court of Justice).
  • 6. EC law concept and characteristics, primary and secondary sources.
  • 7. Relation of EC law and national law (direct effect, priority).
  • 8. Legislative procedures in EC. EC-law exaction.
  • 9. Common market, single internal market, economic and monetary union, basic freedoms.
  • 10. Free movement of goods.
  • 11. Free movement of people.
  • 12. Free movement of services and capital.
  • 13. Topical questions of Czech membership in EU (legal problems).
  • Thematic schedule and content of seminars (according to instruction weeks):
  • 1. Introductory seminar
  • 2. Supranationality principle in building EC, competence division, legal nature of EC and EU (so-called three pillars) 26/62 Van Gend en Loos 6/64 Costa in ENEL
  • 3. EC law characteristics, primary and secondary law, direct effect and priority in the judicature of ECJ 9/70 Grad 11/70 Internationale Handelsgesellschaft
  • 4. Individual bodies of EC/EU 102/81 Nordsee 283/81 C.I.L.F.I.T
  • 5. EC law application and interpretation, judicature of ECJ C 6 and 9/90 Francovich C 46/93 and C 48/93 Brasserie du Pê cheur a Factortame. Mid-term test.
  • 6. Free movement of goods, free movement of people 120/78 Cassis de Dijon 41/74 Van Duyn
  • 7. Alternate date for a check test. Lectures and seminars are taught in accordance with the given topics as far as the content is concerned. The mid-term test in 9th and 10th week of instruction is compulsory (see conditions for passing the course).
  • Seminars are divided into 6 thematic blocks.
  • TÝČ, Vladimír. Základy práva Evropské unie pro ekonomy. 4. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Linde, 2004. 306 pp. Vysokoškolské právnické učebnice. ISBN 80-720-1478-1. info
  • Týč, Vladimír. Evropské právo. Základní dokumenty. Ostrava : Sagit, 2007. 240 s. edice ÚZ č.625. ISBN 80-720-8439-9.
  • Tichý,V. a kol. Evropské právo, 2. vyd. Beck, Praha,2004,920 s. ISBN 80-7179-113-X
Assessment methods
The course finishes with a written exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 20 cizích studentů; cvičení pouze pro studenty ESF
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008.
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