564 EU Institutions

564 EU Institutions

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: Core course
  • Lectures: 28
  • Seminar: 14
  • Other study activities: 88
  • Individual work: 80
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Verica Trstenjak, PhD


1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Introduction
  • Legal framework
  • Union law and the legal systems of Member States
  • Political Intitutions of the EU:

-    European Parliament
-    European Council
-    Council
-    European Commission

  • Other Institutions of the EU:

-    Court of Justice of the EU
-    The European Central Bank
-    Court of Auditors

  • Other bodies (e.g. European Ombudsman, Agencies)
  • Legal Protection in the EU
  • The four basic economic freedoms
  • Fundamantal Rights in the EU
  • Citizenship of the Union
  • Slovenia and EU
  • Others (e.g. Brexit)

2. Readings

  • Trstenjak/Brkan: Pravo EU: Ustavno, procesno in gospodarsko pravo EU, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2012, str. 840 (posebej 71-206, 252-362, 691-705)
  • Trstenjak: Temeljne pravice v EU in vpliv Sodisca EU, v zborniku za prof. Ernesta Petriča; Slovenske misli o mednarodnih odnosih in pravu, 2016, 193-211
  • Trstenjak: From Ovid's Golden Age to Modern European Curia: The Prominent Role of the CJEU in Shaping European Consumer Law, European Journal of Consumer Law/Revue européenne du droit de la consummation, 2015/1, S. 3-6
  • Trstenjak: 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

3. Objectives and competences

  • The focus is the analysis of the EU, notably the institutions and substantive law.
  • The contents provide basic familiarization with the institutions, in-depth treatment of administrative problems and poor connections to the fundamental discussion of specific policies.
  • The specific topic is given to the relation EU - Slovenia.
  • The student shall be able to find legal framework and  its application, which was intended to set a special seminar.


4. Intended learning outcomes:

  • Students will develop independent use of knowledge in the EU, notably the institutions and substantive law.
  • This knowledge will allow a high degree of originality in the writing proposals, and build upon the existing knowledge gained at undergraduate level.
  • Using this knowledge will be able to integrate this knowledge with other similar areas, pass it on and with his help to solve a study in the research field.


5. Learning and teaching methods:

  • preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • preparations for seminars
  • seminars
  • case study
  • seminar paper


6. Assessment

  • Written or oral examination 80%
  • Seminar paper 20 %

7. References

  • Trstenjak/Weingerl: The Influence of Human Rights and Basic Rights in Private Law, Springer 2016, 593.str.
  • Trstenjak/Balthasar: EU-Gericht im Wandel, ecolex 2015, 723-728
  • 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