PRAVNA FAKULTETA


Subject
 EU LEGAL SYSTEM AND INSTITUTIONS 
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Study unit code    U007 2018

Level Study program or it's part Year Semester
1 4000 LAW 1 Summer

ECTS kredits 7

Hours - Lectures 40
Hours - Seminars 5
Hours - Work 21
Hours - e-Work 14
Hours - Individual Student's Work 130

Lecturers
red. prof. dr. TRATNIK MATJAŽ

Languages - lectures slovene
Languages - tutorial slovene

Prerequisits
No prerequisits. 
Content (Syllabus outline)
• Basic terms (EU, EC, Council of Europe, EU law, EC law, Law of the Council of Europe). • Goals and types of economic integrations. • History and development of European Communities and European Union (the establishment of ECSC, EEC, Euratom, Single European Act, EU Treaty, Amsterdam Treaty, Treaty of Nice, Constitutional Treaty, enlargements). • Sources of EU law (notion and types of sources, definition, importance and legal character of a regulation, directive, decision, recommendation and opinion, retrieval in EU legal databases, Acquis communautaire as a source of law, mandatory contents of legal cocuments). • The relationship between EC law and the law of the Member States (supranationality, authonomy, precedence and direct applicability of EU law, the division of juriosdiction between the EC and the Member States). • Basic principles of European Union law (fundamental rights, subsidiarity, proportionality legitimate expectations, transparency, non-discrimination etc.). • Institutions and bodies of the EC/EU (Council, Commission, Parliament, ECJ, other institutions bodies and agencies). • Decision-making and legislative procedure. • Legal review before ECJ, CFI, CST (general about the courts, breach of Community law, review of legality, non-activity, damages and money claims, preliminary rulings). • Competition within the Internal market. • Common external and security policy. • Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters.  
Textbooks
• A. Ferčič, J. Hojnik, M.Tratnik: Uvod v pravo EU, GV Založba, Ljubljana 2011. • P. Grilc, T. Ilešič: Pravo Evropske Unije (1. in 2. knjiga), Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana 2004 (izbrana poglavja). • J. Fairhurst, C. Vincenzi: Law of the European Community, Pearson Longman, 2003 (izbrana poglavja), • veljavna zakonodaja Evropske unije.  
Objectives
The objective of this course is to gain basic knowledge about the legal system of the EU, composition and functioning of its Institutions, about the key features of EU law in comparison with the domestic law of the Member States and Interntional law, about the functioning of the EU judicial system and about the »european legislation«. 
Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and Understanding: Upon the completion of the course, a student will be able to: - demonstrate understanding of the basic features of the legal system of the EU, - find and understand the relevant sources of the EU law, - demonstrate understanding of the competences and the functioning of the EU institutions, - demonstrate understanding of the EU judicial system.  
Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
Transferable/key skills and other attributes: - oral and written expression about basic legal concepts of EU law, characteristics of EU law, judicial review in the EU, the positioning of EU law in relation to the Member States national law; - limited use of the relevant directly applicable rules in practice.  
Learning and teaching methods
• lectures • seminars • tutorials. Part of the tutorial is in a classroom while the rest is in the form of e-learning (e-tutorials may be given via video-conferencing or with the help of specially designed e-material in a virtual electronic learning environment), • individual work of students • consultations.  

Assessment Weight (%)
Lab works 20  
Written or oral examinations 80  
Comments
Examination is done, if all obligations are fulfilled, as follows: Tutorial obligations (defined and announced by the lecturer). Written or oral examination (access to a written examination is allowed, if a student successfully fulfils tutorial obligations). Note: With additional activities, ex ante and transparently defined by the lecturer, it is possible to acquire additional points, which are relevant for the assessment  
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