EU law and administration2018

2009 EU law and administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other forms of study: 88
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Verica Trstenjak, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

  • Introduction
  • History of European Integration and the Role of Law
  • Institutions of the EU
  • Decision making process in the EU
  • EU Law (role, system)
  • The Administrative System of the European Union
  • Relation: Slovenian public administration  and administration of the EU
  • Relation: EU and third countries (procedures, CETA)
  • Fundamental rights in the EU
  • The Future of the European Union after  migration crisis and Brexit
  • Employment opportunities in the EU institutions
  • Others

3. Readings

  • The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System (European Administrative Governance) by Michael W. Bauer (Editor), Jarle Trondal (Editor), Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (str. 1-313).
  • Trstenjak/Brkan: Pravo EU: Ustavno, procesno in gospodarsko pravo EU, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2012, str. 840 (ustrezna poglavja)
  • Trstenjak: Pravni in ekonomski ucinki Brexita na zasebno pravo, Podjetje in delo, 6-7/2017, 1055-1064
  • Trstenjak: Načelo primarnosti prava Unije in pravo držav članic. Razmerje med akti Unije in nacionalnimi ustavami. V: Pravnik, št. 7-8/2012, str. 587-604
  • Trstenjak: Predhodna odločanja Sodišča EU : ustreznost smeri slovenske prakse sodišč in novosti teh postopkov. V: Gospodarski subjekti na trgu - novosti in aktualna vprašanja gospodarskega prava : (pravo gospodarskih družb, gospodarske pogodbe, gospodarsko pravo EU, davčno pravo, delovno pravo). Maribor; Pravna fakulteta: Inštitut za gospodarsko pravo, 2010, str. 133–144.
  • Trstenjak: Pomen in posledice sodb Sodišča ES v Sloveniji s posebnim poudarkom za državno upravo ter pravne osebe javnega prava, vključno z vplivom na javna naročila. Dnevi slovenskih pravnikov 2007 od 11. do 13. oktobra, Portorož. V: Podjetje in delo, Letn. 33, No. 6/7). Ljubljana: GV Založba, 2007, str. 1095–1112.
  • Civis Europeus sum - Union citizenship and the influence of the Court of Justice of the EU, Academia Europaea, European Review, Volume 23, 29.1.2015, (Social Sciences Citation Index), S. 71-80
  • Trstenjak/Balthasar: EU-Gericht im Wandel, ecolex 2015, 723-728
  • Aktualna literatura glede aktualnih problemov EU in prava EU
  • Pravni viri EU (pogodbe, uredbe direktive) in sodbe Sodisca EU

4. Objectives and competences

Objectives

  • The student acquires detailed knowledge of the nature of EU acquis and its role.
  • The student acquires detailed knowledge of the EU institutions that exercise legislative powers.
  • The student understands the importance and role of the Charter of Fundamental rights of the EU.
  • The student is encouraged to think critically about the current and future state of affairs of the EU.
  • The student understands the structure of the EU public administration.
  • The student learns about employment opportunities in the EU institutions.

Competences

  • The student is able to understand the nature, importance and role of the EU acquis and institutions that accept European legislation.
  • The student understands the nature and role of fundamental rights within the EU law.
  • The student understands the functioning of the EU public administration and employment opportunities offered by the European institutions.

5. Intended learning outcomes

  • The student is able to seek actively employment opportunities within the EU institutions.
  • The student is able to apply EU law in practical cases.
  • The student is able to distinguish between national and supranational public administration.
  • The student is able to analyse and argue the current state of EU affairs, and predict the future trends.
  • The student is able to read moderately demanding professional articles and draw up a written summary.

6. Learning and teaching methods

  • preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • preparations for seminars
  • seminars
  • case study and moot court
  • project work

7. Assessment

  • written or oral exam 80 %
  • case study and moot court 20 %

8. Lecturer's references

  • Trstenjak/Weingerl: The Influence of Human Rights and Basic Rights in Private Law, Springer 2016, 593.str.
  • Trstenjak: Die Europäische Stiftung- eine neue supranationale Rechtsform?, Ecolex, 2014, S. 484-485
  • Trstenjak: Les mécanismes de recours collectif et leur importance pour la protection des consommateurs, in La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne sous la présidence de Vassilios Skouris (2003-2015), Liber amicorum Vassilios Skouris (2015), 681-696
  • Trstenjak: The Welfare  State in Times of Crisis: Threat to the Rule of Law? v Iliopoulos-Strangas (ed.) The future of the Constitutional Welfare State in Europe, ( 2015),  299-306
  • Trstenjak/Weingerl: Union Citizenship within Directive 2004/38/ EC- stability of residence for Union citizens and their family members, national report for FIDE congress 2014, Copenhagen, DJOF Publishing Copenhagen 2014, S. 759-774
  • Trstenjak/Beysen The Growing Overlap of Fundamental Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Case-law of the CJEU, European Law Review (2013) 38, 293-315 (Social Sciences Citation Index)
  • Trstenjak: National Sovereignity and the Principle of Primacy in EU Law and their importance for the Member States, Beijing Law Review, 2013, Vol. 4 No. 2, S. 71-76
  • Trstenjak: Procedural Aspects of European Consumer Protection Law and the Case Law of the CJEU, European Review of Private Law, No. 2/ 2013, S. 451-478
  • Trstenjak: The Legal System of the EU: The Principle of Primacy in EU Law and the Role of the Constitutional Courts of the Member States. V: International Justice Journal Moscow, Medzunalodnoe Pravosudie, št. 2/2012, str. 54-65.
  • Trstenjak/Beysen: Das Prinzip der Verhältnismäßigkeit in der Unionsrechtsordnung. V: Europarecht, letnik 47, št. 3/2012, str. 265–284.
  • Trstenjak: Rechtsvergleichende Aspekte: Die Kooperation zwischen dem EuGH und den nationalen Gerichten, insbesondere in Bezug auf die Grundrechtecharta, Tagungsband des 12. Österreichischen Europarechtstags 2012,Manz 2013, S. 13-34