General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title European Union Law
Language English
Module lecturer dr Miłosz Malaga
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor / adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 20
USOS code 10-EUL-w-Erasm


Timetable to be announced before the beginning of the semester.

Module aim (aims)

The main objective of the course is to provide participants with understanding of European Union Law: the basic assumptions, structure, relationship with Member States' national legal systems, impact on individual's legal status and judicial protection EU law offers to these individuals. The second part of the course includes introduction to EU substantive law and discusses rights and obligations conferred on individuals and Member States by European Union Law.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is recommended (though not obligatory) that students complete an international public law module and constitutional law module.


Week 1: EU's institutional and legal framework. The division of competence between EU and Member States.

Week 2: European Union's values, aims and principles. Sources of EU Law.

Week 3: Principles: direct effect, primacy, Member State's liability, effectiveness and equivalence.

Week 4: Preliminary rulings.

Week 5: Member States' failure to fulfil obligations under the Treaties.

Week 6: Action for annulment of EU secondary law.

Week 7: EU Citizenship and the principle of non-discrimination.

Week 8: Free movement of goods.

Week 9: Freedom of establishment and to provide services.

Week 10: Free movement of workers.

Reading list

P. Craig, G. De Burca, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials,‎ Oxford University Press

K. Lenaerts, P. Van Nuffel, European Union Law, Sweet & Maxwell

C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms, Oxford University Press