The fourth edition of this well established and highly regarded work on EU law maintains its character by combining comprehensive yet accessible coverage with in-depth analysis of the law and student-friendly pedagogy. It is fully up to date so encompassing critical examination of new important judgments of EU and national courts and developments in institutional, constitutional and substantive EU Law.
The book keeps its unique style in that it is both a textbook and a casebook. Case summaries are highlighted in colour-tinted boxes for ease of reference, and are accompanied by key facts and critical analysis, often in the light of subsequent developments.
The student-friendly approach is enhanced by market-driven pedagogical features, including:
- Concise outlines, at the beginning of each chapter describing its content and assisting in revision;
- An aide-mémoire, often presented in diagrammatic form, at the end of each chapter to highlight and reinforce key points;
- End of chapter recommended reading lists to encourage and facilitate further research;
- End of chapter problem and essay questions testing the students’ ability to apply what they have learnt;
- Cross-references to show how topics are interrelated; and
- A map identifying EU Member States, candidate States; and, potential candidate States.
The book’s companion website offers a range of teaching and learning resources including an interactive timeline of the EU, useful web links, self-test questions and much more.
This book is essential reading for those studying EU law on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will be of interest to students of political science, social science and business studies.
Table of Contents
1. THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
2. MEMBERSHIP OF THE EU
3. THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE EU
4. SOURCES OF EU LAW
5. LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES IN THE EU
6. COMPETENCES OF THE EU 7. THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY (CFSP): A COMPONENT OF EU FOREIGN ACTION
8. PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU
9. SUPREMACY OF EU LAW 10. DIRECT EFFECT OF EU LAW
11. INDIRECT OR INTRPRETATIVE EFFCT OF EU LAW Indirect or Interpretative Effect of EU LAW
12. DIRECT APPLICABILITY OF EU LAW
13. THE PRINCIPLE OF STATE LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF EU LAW
14. PRELIMINARY RULINGS: ARTICLE 267 TFEU
15. ENFORCEMENT OF EU LAW – ACTIONS AGAINST MEMBER STATES
16. DIRECT ACTIONS AGAINST EU INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES OR AGENCIES - PART I Articles 263, 277 and 265 TFEU
17. DIRECT ACTIONS AGAINST EU INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES OR AGENCIES - PART II Action for damages: non-contractual liability of the European Union under Article 340(2) TFEU
18. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNAL MARKET OF THE EU
DUTIES AND CHARGES HAVING EQUIVALENT EFFECT TO CUSTOMS DUTIES (CEEs)
19. ABOLITION OF CUSTOMS DUTIES AND CHARGES HAVING EQUIVALENT EFFECT TO CUSTOMS DUTIES (CEEs)
20. PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATORY INTERNAL TAXATION
21. PROHIBITION OF QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS (QRs) AND MEASURES HAVING EQUIVALENT EFFECT ON IMPORTS AND EXPORTS (MEQRs) ARTICLES 34 AND 35 TFEU
22. DEROGATIONS FROM ARTICLES 34 AND 35 TFEU LISTED IN ARTICLE 36 TFEU, AND JUSTIFICATIONS BASED ON MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
23. CITIZENSHIP OF THE EU
24. FREE MOVEMENT OF WORKERS
25.THE RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT AND THE RIGHT TO SUPPLY AND RECEIVE SERVICES
26. EXCEPTIONS TO THE FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS
27. INTRODUCTION TO EU COMPETITION LAW
28. ARTICLE 101 TFEU
29. ARTICLE 102 TFEU
30. MERGER CONTROL
31. ENFORCEMENT OF ARTICLES 101 AND 102 TFEU
32. THE AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE (AFSJ)
Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland is Professor of International and EU Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She is also the author of the Routledge textbooks Public International Law and Competition Law in the Caribbean Common Market and Economy.
‘This book provides students with a comprehensive and detailed understanding of all aspects of European Union law. It is clear and accessible and has incorporated the most recent changes to this fast-moving and challenging area of the law. It is a must read for all students of the subject.’
Damian Mather, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Law School.
‘European Union Law fills a niche in the market, having an accessible writing style at the same time as being explanatory, evaluative, thorough and up to date. An essential text facilitative of students’ engagement with, and understanding of, a relevant and evolving subject.’
Diane Ryland, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln.