EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (7th edition)

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Publication Date 2020
ISBN 978-0-19-885984-0
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The seventh edition of this textbook provides an analysis of all aspects of European Union (EU) law in the post-Lisbon era. It looks in detail at the way in which the provisions of the Lisbon Treat have worked since it became operational, especially innovations such as the hierarchy of norms, the different types of competence, and the legally binding Charter of Rights. The coming into effect of the new Treaty was overshadowed by the financial crisis, which has occupied a considerable part of the EU’s time since 2009.

The EU has also had to cope with the refugee crisis, the pandemic crisis, the rule of law crisis and the Brexit crisis. There has nonetheless been considerable legislative activity in other areas, and the EU courts have given important decisions across the spectrum of EU law. The seventh edition has incorporated the changes in all these areas. The book covers all topics relating to the institutional and constitutional dimensions of the EU. In relation to EU substantive law there is detailed treatment of the four freedoms, the single market, competition, equal treatment, citizenship, state aid, and the area of freedom, security and justice.

Table of Contents:

  1. The development of European integration
  2. EU Membership: tensions and challenges
  3. The institutions
  4. Competence
  5. Instruments and the hierarchy of norms
  6. Legislation and decision-making
  7. Decision-making and new forms of governance
  8. The nature and effect of EU law: direct effect and beyond
  9. The application of EU law: remedies in national courts
  10. The relationship between EU law and national law: supremacy
  11. EU international relations law
  12. Human rights in the EU
  13. Enforcement action against Member States
  14. Preliminary rulings
  15. Review of legality: access
  16. Review of legality: grounds of review
  17. Damages actions and money claims
  18. The single market
  19. Free movement of goods: duties, charges, and taxes
  20. Free movement of goods: quantitative restrictions
  21. Free movement of capital and economic and monetary union
  22. Free movement of workers
  23. Freedom of establishment and to provide services
  24. Citizenship of the European Union
  25. Equal treatment and non-discrimination
  26. AFSJ: EU criminal law
  27. Competition law: Article 101
  28. Competition law: Article 102
  29. Competition law: mergers
  30. The state and the common market

Further information:

This publication has a version published in the United Kingdom (UK) only, and another version published outside of the UK. Brexit was the rationalise for this decision, and there is no difference in the chapters between the two versions, insofar as the explication of the EU law is concerned. The difference resides in the fact that in the UK version there is an extra short section at the end of each chapter explaining how, for example, direct effect, supremacy or free movement are relevant in post-Brexit UK.

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